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Bone and soft tissue malignancies 

Bone and soft tissue malignancies
Bone and soft tissue malignancies

Jim Cassidy

, Donald Bissett

, Roy A. J. Spence OBE

, Miranda Payne

, and Gareth Morris-Stiff

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date: 01 December 2020

Haematological malignancies examines the epidemiology, genetics, clinical presentation and classification of these diseases, and presents current treatment approaches for each. First are the acute leukaemias, and the management of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) and acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). Chronic myeloid leukaemia, its genetics and sensitivity to tyrosine kinase inhibitors, is described. Myelodysplastic syndromes and their management, are followed by chronic lymphoid leukaemias, a large heterogeneous group of diseases, and their treatment. Hodgkin lymphoma, its pathology and presentation, staging and role of PET scanning, is described along with current treatment with chemotherapy and limited radiotherapy. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is another heterogeneous group of diseases, divided into low-grade and high-grade pathology, and varying in their genetics, presentation, and management. Rituximab is a key component of chemotherapy regimens against B-cell lymphoma. Myeloma and other plasma cell dyscrasias are described, and treatment options reviewed. Myeloma remains incurable, but with appropriate management consistent with prolonged good quality life. Treatment includes chemotherapy, bisphosphonate therapy, analgesics and radiotherapy, Throughout this chapter is emphasised the importance of clinical trials in driving the rapid improvements in treatment of these diseases.

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