Cancer: Bone Tumors (Osteosarcoma and Ewing Sarcoma)
Consortium: Harmonization International Bone Sarcoma Consortium (HIBiSCus)
Headquarters: University of Chicago
Consortium Manager: Kat Blumhardt, kblumhardt@bsd.uchicago.edu

pink hibiscus flowerThe Harmonization International Bone Sarcoma Consortium (HIBiSCus) was formally established in 2021. The HIBiSCus group includes experts in both osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma, as well as data contributions from Children’s Oncology Group (COG), Cooperative Ewing Sarcoma Study Group (CESS), Cooperative Osteosarcoma Study Group (COSS), Euro Ewing Consortium (EEC), Italian Study Group (ISG), National Cancer Research Institute Sarcoma Clinical Studies Group (NCRI), Scandinavian Sarcoma Group (SSG), Spanish Sarcoma Group (GEIS) and UNICANCER. To date, HIBiSCus has identified data from over 7,500 Ewing sarcoma patients and over 5,000 osteosarcoma patients to be included in the data commons.

Information for Researchers

Data Dictionaries:
Osteosarcoma Data Dictionary
Ewing Sarcoma Data Dictionary

Research Contact: If you are looking for a research project or if you have a research project that you are interested in conducting with HIBiSCus data, please contact Kat Blumhardt at kblumhardt@uchicago.edu.

Data Contributors

Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
Cooperative Ewing Sarcoma Study Group (CESS)
     of Gesellschaft für pädiatrische Onkologie und Hämatologie (GPOH)
Cooperative Osteosarcoma Study Group (COSS)
     of Gesellschaft für pädiatrische Onkologie und Hämatologie (GPOH)
Euro Ewing Consortium (EEC)
French Bone Sarcoma Group GROUPOS (SFCE, GSF-GETO, UNICANCER)
Italian Sarcoma Group (ISG)
National Cancer Research Institute Sarcoma Clinical Studies Group (NCRI)
Scandinavian Sarcoma Group (SSG)
Spanish Sarcoma Group (GEIS)

Executive Committee

NameGroupCountry
Bernadette BrennanNCRIUnited Kingdom
Uta DirksonCESSGermany
Franca FagioliISGItaly
Nathalie GasparUNICANCERFrance
Stefanie Hecker-NoltingCOSSGermany
Katie JanewayCOGUSA
Sandra StraussEECUnited Kingdom
Claudia ValverdeGEISSpain
Sam VolchenboumPCDCUSA
Olga ZaikovSSGNorway

Bolded names indicate Executive Committee co-chairs.