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Best Reported Long-Term Survival for Bone Cancer

The intraarterial chemotherapy protocol developed in cooperation with Colorado State University's Animal Cancer Center is utilized at The Denver Clinic for treatment of osteosarcoma and malignant fibroushistiosarcoma of the extremity in children and adults. Patient outcomes following treatment using the I-A protocol by the Denver Clinic physicians have resulted in the best 10-year survival for bone cancer in kids and adults compared to any other center in the world. 

 

The Denver Clinic physicians have published these outcomes in peer reviewed journals. For more information please feel free to contact The Denver Clinic at 1-800-262-5462.

 

The articles are available by clicking the links below.

Superior Survival in Treatment of Primary Nonmetastatic Pediatric Osteosarcoma of the Extremity: Wilkins RM, Cullen JC, Odom LF, Jamroz BA, et al; Annals of Surgical Oncology, 2003, 10(5):498-507

 

Intraarterial Chemotherapy for Extremity Osteosarcoma and MFH in Adults: Hugate RR, Wilkins RM, Kelly CM, Hinshaw I, et al: Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, 2008, 466:1292-1301

Hugate and Josh ElliotDr. Ron Hugate was interviewed by Josh Elliot and Matt Lauer on The Today Show on October 17, 2014 as part of the NFL stories series, hosted by NBC.  Dr. Hugate discussed how his participation in football when growing up has influenced his work as an orthopedic oncologist. He explained how important a team of experts has been in developing The Denver Clinic's bone cancer treatment protocol which has the achieved the best reported long-term survival for kids and adults diagnosed with bone cancer compared to all other cancer centers.  He credits the expertise of the medical specialists, nurses and other healthcare providers in the success of the protocol used at The Denver Clinic. To watch the Today Show interview click here>>>



 

meet the team

Laurel Benson, MD

thumb_Dr-L-BensonDr. Laurel Benson is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Rocky Mountain Pediatric Orthopedics. Dr. Benson graduated from the University of Colorado Medical School and completed her residency in orthopedic surgery at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois.  She completed her fellowships in pediatric orthopedics at Children's Hospital - University of California, San Diego and the Solfield Travelling Fellow, Australia.  Dr. Benson went on to complete a second fellowship in pediatric hand surgery at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, Texas.

 

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