Aneurysmal bone cyst
Research & Innovation
At Boston Children's Hospital, our care is informed by our research. We have a long history of research and innovation in pediatric orthopedics. Key highlights include:
- Our interventional radiologists offer an advanced procedure called sclerotherapy to heal aneurysmal bone cysts without the need for open surgery.
- Our basic science researchers are investigating the genetic causes of aneurysmal bone cysts.
- Our pathologists were the first to describe the genetic abnormalities in these cysts.
Children's is a world leader in opening new avenues of "translational research," bringing laboratory advances to the bedside and doctor's office as quickly as possible. All of our senior medical staff members of the Bone and Soft Tissue Tumor Program participate in clinical research activities. Our program director, Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, MD, is also the co-director of our new Clinical and Translational Investigation Program, which aims to dramatically improve translational research in pediatric hematology and oncology.
In addition to a variety of clinical trials, Children’s also conducts extensive laboratory research to identify new treatments and improve therapies for benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors.
Learn more about our current research.
Spotlight on: Clinical trials
Find out more about the innovative clinical trials available at the Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center.