Phase II Study of Chemotherapy and Pamidronate for the Treatment of Newly Diagnosed Osteosarcoma
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Newly diagnosed, previously untreated biopsy proven high-grade osteosarcoma. Patient who have undergone a definitive surgical resection as their primary surgery are still eligible for participation in this study.
No prior chemotherapy or radiation therapy
Adequate renal function: creatinine < or = to 1.5 upper limit of normal
Adequate liver function as defined by bilirubin < or = to 1.5 X upper limit of normal and AST < or = to 3 X upper limit of normal institutional range Adequate hematopoietic function as defined by platelet count > or = to 100,000/ram3 an absolute neutrophil count > or = to 1,000/mm3.
Adequate cardiac function as defined by shortening fraction > or = to 28% by echocardiogram OR ejection fraction > or = to 50% by radionuclide angiogram
Performance status < or = to 2
Prior history of cancer
Prior treatment for cancer
Prior history of Paget's disease
Prior history of pericarditis, myocarditis, symptomatic arrhythmia or symptomatic cardiac conduction abnormalities