Encyclopedia of Cancer

Living Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab

Osteoblastic Bone Lesion

  • Manfred Schwab
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27841-9_4273-2

Definition

Characterized by mineralized or calcified deposition into the lesional tissues. The most current malignant osteoblastic lesions are bone metastases from prostate cancer (Prostate Cancer Clinical Oncology). These lesions are associated with a deregulation of osteoblast activities, the specialized bone-forming cells.

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Keywords

Prostate Cancer Cancer Research Bone Metastasis Zoledronic Acid Clinical Oncology 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)HeidelbergGermany