Announcements for 2009

June 4, 2009 (historical)

AAOS/ORS Oncology Symposium Proceedings Published

The findings of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)/Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) 2008 Research Symposium "Molecular Biology and Therapeutics in Musculoskeletal Oncology," were published in March 2009 in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS). The symposium, the first AAOS research event to focus solely on musculoskeletal oncology, was funded in part by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

Topics discussed at the symposium included the following:

  • tumor biology
  • osteosarcoma
  • soft-tissue sarcoma
  • genomic screening techniques
  • metastatic disease
  • tissue engineering

The symposium also addressed novel therapies and regulatory issues, and established recommendations for future research directions. The JBJS summary article can be accessed electronically at

Guise TA, O'Keefe R, Randall RL, Terek RM. Molecular Biology and Therapeutics in Musculoskeletal Oncology. J Bone and Joint Surg Am. 2009; 91:724-732.