os·​te·​o·​sar·​co·​ma | \ ˌä-stē-ō-sär-ˈkō-mə How to pronounce osteosarcoma (audio) \
plural osteosarcomas also osteosarcomata\ ˌä-​stē-​ō-​sär-​ˈkō-​mə-​tə How to pronounce osteosarcomata (audio) \

Definition of osteosarcoma

: a sarcoma derived from bone or containing bone tissue

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Sadly, Helstrom lost his fight with osteosarcoma and died on July 2, 2016. Dane Mizutani, Twin Cities, "Wild’s Jason Zucker will always call Minnesota home. His late friend Tucker Helstrom made sure of that.," 18 June 2019 Brain cancer and osteosarcoma projects are in development.^ [2] Emerson Collective is an organization founded by Laurene Powell Jobs to back initiatives to effect change on a wide variety of issues, like immigration, the environment, and healthcare. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "The New Frontier of Participatory Cancer Research," 26 Apr. 2019 Brandon McDougald was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in fifth grade and lost his left leg because of it. Mike Vorel, The Seattle Times, "How his brother’s cancer battle became Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald’s motivation," 2 Jan. 2019 According to HelloGiggles, Delilah has a rare type of bone cancer called osteosarcoma, the treatment of which — like many cancers — can have an effect on a person's appearance. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "ColourPop Collaborated with Make-A-Wish to Create Makeup for Cancer Patients," 5 Oct. 2018 For humans, osteosarcomas are uncommon, with fewer than 1,000 cases a year, about half in children and teens. Amy Sutherland, BostonGlobe.com, "An experimental cancer treatment cured this dog. Could it work for people?," 16 May 2018 Beech used her scientific know-how to identify vulnerabilities and chokepoints not in satellite systems but in osteosarcoma. Andrew Nusca, Fortune, "A Cure for Her Son's Bone Cancer Proved Elusive. So She Resolved to Punch It in the Face.," 20 Mar. 2018 About 13,000 new soft tissue sarcomas and 900 bone sarcomas, known as osteosarcomas, will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2018, according to the American Cancer Society. Julie Landry Laviolette, miamiherald, "Most of her sarcoma tumors melted away with this clinical trial treatment | Miami Herald," 23 May 2018 Odin was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a bone cancer, and was given months to live. Danielle Garrand, CBS News, "Woman creates "bucket list" for terminally ill St. Bernard," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of osteosarcoma

1804, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for osteosarcoma

New Latin

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os·​teo·​sar·​co·​ma | \ -sär-ˈkō-mə How to pronounce osteosarcoma (audio) \
plural osteosarcomas also osteosarcomata\ -​mət-​ə How to pronounce osteosarcomata (audio) \

Medical Definition of osteosarcoma

: a sarcoma derived from bone or containing bone tissue

called also osteogenic sarcoma

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