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Vol 3, No 5 (2007)
Review paper
Published online: 2007-10-17
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Management of extremity soft tissue sarcomas

Paweł Dymek, Bogdan Gliński, Tomasz Walasek, Kazimierz Karolewski, Jerzy Jakubowicz, Piotr Skotnicki
Onkol. Prak. Klin 2007;3(5):249-253.

open access

Vol 3, No 5 (2007)
REVIEW ARTICLES
Published online: 2007-10-17

Abstract

Limb sparing surgery and adjuvant radiation therapy is the treatment of choice in patients with soft tissue sarcomas of extremities, stages I-III. The results obtained by preoperative or intraoperative irradiation are judged to be similar, as compared to postoperative radiotherapy. The role of chemotherapy in this group of patients remains controversial, analysis in the literature demonstrates that its use as an adjunct to local therapies may prolong a time to relapse but does not give a benefit in overall survival. In stage IV patients, chemotherapy plays a palliative role only.

Abstract

Limb sparing surgery and adjuvant radiation therapy is the treatment of choice in patients with soft tissue sarcomas of extremities, stages I-III. The results obtained by preoperative or intraoperative irradiation are judged to be similar, as compared to postoperative radiotherapy. The role of chemotherapy in this group of patients remains controversial, analysis in the literature demonstrates that its use as an adjunct to local therapies may prolong a time to relapse but does not give a benefit in overall survival. In stage IV patients, chemotherapy plays a palliative role only.
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Keywords

soft tissue sarcomas of extremity; surgery; radiotherapy; chemotherapy

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Title

Management of extremity soft tissue sarcomas

Journal

Oncology in Clinical Practice

Issue

Vol 3, No 5 (2007)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

249-253

Published online

2007-10-17

Bibliographic record

Onkol. Prak. Klin 2007;3(5):249-253.

Keywords

soft tissue sarcomas of extremity
surgery
radiotherapy
chemotherapy

Authors

Paweł Dymek
Bogdan Gliński
Tomasz Walasek
Kazimierz Karolewski
Jerzy Jakubowicz
Piotr Skotnicki

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