What are the racial predilections of osteosarcoma?

Updated: Dec 04, 2018
  • Author: Charles T Mehlman, DO, MPH; Chief Editor: Omohodion (Odion) Binitie, MD  more...
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In the United States, the incidence of osteosarcoma is 3.1 per million (4.4 per million population < 25 years). [17]  The incidence is slightly higher in blacks than in whites. Data from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Pediatric Monograph 1973-2004 are as follows [17] :

  • Blacks – 3.4 cases per million per year (5.0 per million < 25 years)
  • Whites – 3.0 cases per million per year (4.2 per million < 25 years)

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