Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
Rush Medical College
Rush University Medical Center - Orthopedic Surgery
Mayo Clinic - Orthopedic Oncology
Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute, Italy
Bone cancer (bone sarcoma)
Cancer surgery, pediatric
Soft tissue sarcoma
Bone graft techniques
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
External Beam Radiation Therapy for Orthopaedic Pathology. Gross CE, Frank RM, Hsu AR, Diaz A, Gitelis S J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2015 Feb 23 :. Frequent Complications and Severe Bone Loss Associated With the Repiphysis Expandable Distal Femoral Prosthesis. Cipriano CA, Gruzinova IS, Frank RM, Gitelis S, Virkus WW Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res. 2014 Mar 25 Is Intralesional Treatment of Giant Cell Tumor of the Distal Radius Comparable to Resection With Respect to Local Control and Functional Outcome? Wysocki RW, Soni E, Virkus WW, Scarborough MT, Leurgans SE, Gitelis S Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res. 2014 Dec 4 :. Increasing cisplatin sensitivity by schedule-dependent inhibition of AKT and Chk1. Duan L, Perez RE, Hansen M, Gitelis S, Maki CG Cancer Biol. Ther. 2014 Dec 2 15(12):1600-12. Research findings working with the p53 and Rb1 targeted osteosarcoma mouse model. Lu Y, Gitelis S, Lei G, Ding M, Maki C, Mira RR, Zheng Q Am J Cancer Res 2014 4(3):234-44. Surgery in malignant bone tumors. Gitelis S, Bayne CO, Frank JM, Filingham Y, Kent PM Curr Probl Cancer 2013 Jul-Aug 37(4):192-7. Inhibition of the Wnt-Î²-catenin and Notch signaling pathways sensitizes osteosarcoma cells to chemotherapy. Ma Y, Ren R, Han EQ, Li H, Chen D, Jacobs JJ, Gitelis S, O'Keefe RJ, Konttinen YT, Yin G, Li TF. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2013 2013 Jan 3. doi:pii: S0006-291X(12)02478-3. 10.1016/j.bbrc.2012.12.118. [Epub ahead of print] Function after injection of benign bone lesions with a bioceramic. Fillingham YA, Lenart BA, Gitelis S. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 2012 Jul 470(7):2014-20. doi: 10.1007/s11999-012-2251-5. Chronic ankle pain and swelling in a 25-year-old woman: an unusual case. Kang RW, McGill KC, Lin J, Gitelis S. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 2011 May 469(5):1517-21. doi: 10.1007/s11999-011-1851-9. Epub 2011 Mar 15. No abstract available. A case of recurrent giant cell tumor of bone with malignant transformation and benign pulmonary metastases. Miller IJ, Blank A, Yin SM, McNickle A, Gray R, Gitelis S. Diagn Pathol. 2010 2010 Sep 22 5:62. doi: 10.1186/1746-1596-5-62. Giant cell tumor with involvement of the patellar ligament. Cipriano C, Blank A, Miller I, Gitelis S. J Knee Surg. 2010 2010 Dec 23(4):229-32. The use of locking plates in orthopedic oncology reconstructions. Virkus WW, Miller BJ, Chye PC, Gitelis S. Orthopedics. 2008 2008 May 31(5):438. Short and long term failure of the modular oncology knee prosthesis. Gitelis S, Yergler JD, Sawlani N, Schiff A, Shott S. Orthopedics. 2008 2008 Apr 31(4):362.
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You have to approach every patient in a unique way, and that’s the reason for the multispecialty tumor board where you can have many physicians look at the patient and what is the best treatment plan. So there’s 20 or 30 doctors that are involved, ultimately, in the care of these patients.
The first thing I do for them is see them immediately. They’ve been told they have a problem, typically a tumor or a cancer, and that raises a lot of anxiety. And the best thing I can do for them is see them immediately and get the ball rolling. Evaluate them and get their treatment underway as soon as possible.