Presentation Description: Children and adolescents diagnosed with and who are treated for osteosarcomas face unique challenges. Both multimodal chemotherapy and mechanisms necessary for local tumor control (surgery, radiation) impact cardiopulmonary, neurosensory and musculoskeletal structure and function. Less than optimal function may impact physical performance and the ability to participate fully in daily life. This presentation described mobility, daily activity and athletic participation outcomes in this population. The associations between treatment (including local control mechanisms) and participation outcomes were also described.
Kirsten K. Ness, PT, PhD
Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN