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New breakthrough with chemotherapy technology for childhood bone cancer

Osteosarcoma is a rare and deadly form of bone cancer that affects children and commonly spreads to the lungs. Paediatric oncologists (specialists in cancer) have developed a way of administering chemotherapy directly to the lungs by inhaling nebulised cisplatin, normally given intravenously. Systemic chemotherapy gives kidney problems and hearing deficits as side effects.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Medical News Today

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About: New breakthrough with chemotherapy technology for childhood bone cancer

Date: 29 May 2005

Source: Medical News Today


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This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Cause of bone cancer
  • Cause of osteosarcoma
  • Cause of kidney disease
  • Cause of hearing deficits
  • Cause of secondary lung cancer
  • Cause of childhood cancer
  • Medication and nebulised cisplatin
  • Medication and systemic chemotherapy
  • Medication and inhaled chemotherapy
  • Medication and osteosarcoma
  • Medication and disseminated osteosarcoma
  • Medication and secondary lung cancer
  • Medication and bone cancer
  • Side effects and systemic chemotherapy
  • Side effects and kidney problems
  • Side effects and hearing deficits

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