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Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors

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About the course


The Course is based on the precepts established by its founder Dr. Henry J. Mankin and is supported by the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society ( Many of the faculty are MSTS members and include leaders of its standing committees and president of the society.

The course offers to all multidisciplinary sarcoma team greater knowledge of the scientific basis of musculoskeletal pathology, in which the roles of the orthopaedic surgeon, pathologist and radiologist overlap. This is complemented by the range of different treatment options, both general (medical oncology) and local (orthopaedic oncology surgery, radiation oncology and reconstructive and reparative surgery.

Dr. Henry Mankin

In loving memory of Dr. Henry Mankin. You will remain in all your disciples’ and patients’ hearts. Thank you for all you did for us. We will keep passing on all the knowledge you left to us.


The laboratory sessions consist of correlating clinical practice and radiology with anatomical pathology, using the computer programme provided by doctors Alan Schiller, Andrew Rosemberg and Petur Nielsen.

The computer programme used for the course allows you to navigate exactly as if you were using a microscope, and is a very useful and user-friendly technology. Their explanation is detailed and completely personalized.

We believe that this section is absolutely essential and forms the heart and soul of the course.

The Programme for 2025

The first day we're starting with the bases of musculoskeletal tumors, from the histological, biological, molecular and radiological point of view. Then we continue with the multidisciplinary approach and then we begin with the description of the most frequent bone tumors. At the end of the day, most of the tumors studied are addressed and complemented in the LABORATORY of pathological anatomy.

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The second day, we continue with the description of the most frequent bone tumors, but already on this day medical oncology is joined to offer its vision of the treatment of the Giant Cell Tumor and the Ewing`s Sarcoma and the end of the morning the Associations of patients with sarcomas tell us their projects.

In the afternoon after the lunch / workshop, we began with the dynamic presentation of clinical cases from the multidisciplinary point of view. Then the description of the local treatments (surgery and radiotherapy) begins.

Completing once again with the LABORATORY of pathological anatomy that describes and enlarges the tumors studied this
second day.

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The study of soft tissue sarcomas is initiated in the course, from the point of view of the state of the art classification, diagnosis and radiological follow-up and its local treatments (surgery and radiotherapy) and medical oncology treatments.

After the lunch / workshop, again in the first hour, a dynamic presentation of cases is made and then continues with the lectures on rhabdomyosarcoma, new treatments for chemo resistant sarcomas and fibromatosis, in which the controversial handling will be discussed.

As, always and being the last day of LABORATORY of pathological anatomy, soft tissue sarcomas and other tumors studied today will be described.

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It is a surgical morning, but not for that reason multidisciplinary and very interesting to complete and finish the BSTT COURSE. The first two lectures are general and describe the soft tissue metastases and then a very interesting and recommendable talk that is: “Outcomes in musculoskeletal oncology: Surgeon or the patient centered. The third lectures, in which radiolucent nails are described, is useful for radiological follow-up and radiotherapy planning. Before discussing surgical complications, a very fascinating topic that are Pathological Fractures in children.

We end the course at 2:00 PM (so we hope ...)

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