Editor’s Preface to Osteosarcoma Edition

Editor’s Preface to Osteosarcoma Edition

On behalf of myself and my co-Editor Dr. Fourman, it is with great enthusiasm that we present this series of AOJ devoted to osteosarcoma, the most common primary malignancy of bone. This has been a truly international effort, underscoring the multidisciplinary and collaborative nature of orthopaedic oncology.

In this series, you will find excellent articles on “tricks of the trade” for compressive osteosynthesis, and the difficult problem of megaprosthesis infection. You will read an astonishing case study of extraskeletal osteosarcoma of the hand. Two articles deal with metastatic osteosarcoma-a topic to which I continue to devote my life’s work. Finally, you will read about the exciting potential of comparative oncology, and how the studies of canine and human osteosarcoma might advance each other. We are deeply indebted to our distinguished authors for their generosity and continued contributions to patients with osteosarcoma.

We hope that you enjoy this series on osteosarcoma, and that you recognize the authors’ passion and commitment in these pages.


Funding: None.


Provenance and Peer Review: This article was commissioned by the editorial office, Annals of Joint for the series “Osteosarcoma”. The article did not undergo external peer review.

Conflicts of Interest: Both authors have completed the ICMJE uniform disclosure form (available at http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/aoj-2019-os-08). The series “Osteosarcoma” was commissioned by the editorial office without any funding or sponsorship. KRS served as the unpaid Guest Editor of the series and serves as an unpaid editorial board member of Annals of Joint from Mar 2020 to Feb 2022. MSF served as the unpaid Guest Editor of the series. The authors have no other conflicts of interest to declare.

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Kurt R. Weiss
Mitchell S. Fourman

Kurt R. Weiss, MD

Division of Musculoskeletal Oncology, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
(Email: weiskr@UPMC.EDU)

Mitchell S. Fourman, MD, M.Phil (Cantab)

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
(Email: fourmanm@upmc.edu)

Received: 28 March 2020; Accepted: 08 July 2020; Published: 15 April 2021.

doi: 10.21037/aoj-2019-os-08

doi: 10.21037/aoj-2019-os-08
Cite this article as: Weiss KR, Fourman MS. Editor’s Preface to Osteosarcoma Edition. Ann Joint 2021;6:14.