More treatment information for osteosarcoma
For more details on treatment options – including some that may not be addressed in this document – other good sources of information include the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the Children’s Oncology Group (COG).
The NCCN, made up of experts from many of the nation’s leading cancer centers, develops cancer treatment guidelines for doctors. These are available on the NCCN website (www.nccn.org). Treatment guidelines for osteosarcoma are included in the “Bone Cancer” guidelines.
The NCI, part of the US National Institutes of Health, provides treatment information by phone (1-800-4-CANCER) and on its website (www.cancer.gov). More detailed information intended for use by cancer care professionals is also available on www.cancer.gov.
The COG is the world’s largest organization devoted to research on cancer in children and teens. The COG website, www.childrensoncologygroup.org, provides information to help support children and their families from diagnosis, through treatment, and beyond.
Last Medical Review: 04/18/2014
Last Revised: 01/06/2015