DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for chondrosarcoma

Chondrosarcoma [DOID:3371]

Chondrosarcoma is a cancer composed of cells derived from transformed cells that produce cartilage. Chondrosarcoma is a member of a category of "soft tissue" malignancies known as sarcomas. About 30% of skeletal system cancers are chondrosarcomas. While the disease can affect people (or animals) of any age, unlike most other forms of skeletal system cancer, it is more common among older people than among children, and more often affects the axial skeleton than the appendicular skeleton.

Synonyms:  chondrosarcoma,  DOID:3371,  chondrosarcoma (morphologic abnormality),  chondrosarcoma NOS (morphologic abnormality),  chondrosarcoma of bone ...