Giant cell tumour of the bone (GCTB) is an uncommon primary bone tumour with rare metastatic potential. Giant cell tumour of the jaw (GCTJ) is histologically similar to GCTB with comparable treatment options. Denosumab, a human monoclonal antibody working as a RANKL inhibitor is recommended for treating patients with unresectable giant cell tumours. However, data on long-term efficacy and toxicity (e.g. osteonecrosis of the jaw) remains scarce, especially in GCTJ. This article presents two cases of patients with a GCTJ who were treated with denosumab for over eight years with excellent disease control and without significant toxicity.
(BELG J MED ONCOL 2022;16(6):300–2)