Soft tissue sarcoma

Common Name(s)

Soft tissue sarcoma

Soft-tissue sarcomas are cancerous tumors that begin in the soft tissues of the body. This stype of sarcoma is rare in adults and not very common in children. Symptoms of soft-tissue sarcomas are not noticeable initially, but as the tumor grows, several of the following may develop: a lump or swelling, a blockage in the stomach or intestines if the tumor is located in the abdomen or digestive tract, and pain, particularly if the tumor sits on or near a bundle of nerves. Soft-tissue sarcomas can go by a variety of names, depending on the location of origination, and include disorders such as Kaposi’s sasrcoma, synovial sarcoma, liposarcoma, fibrosaroma, and neurofibrosarcoma.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Soft tissue sarcoma" returned 526 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The efficacy of postoperative radiotherapy in localized primary soft tissue sarcoma treated with conservative surgery.
 

Author(s): Ru-Ping Zhao, Xiao-Li Yu, Zhen Zhang, Li-Juan Jia, Yan Feng, Zhao-Zhi Yang, Xing-Xing Chen, Jian Wang, Sheng-Lin Ma, Xiao-Mao Guo

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To evaluate the efficacy of postoperative radiotherapy (RT) on local failure-free survival (LFFS), distant metastasis-free survival (DMFS) and overall survival (OS) in patients with localized primary soft tissue sarcoma (STS) and to identify prognostic factors.

Last Updated: 25 Feb 2016

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A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, Phase III study of pazopanib in patients with soft tissue sarcoma: results from the Japanese subgroup.
 

Author(s): Akira Kawai, Nobuhito Araki, Hiroaki Hiraga, Hideshi Sugiura, Akihiko Matsumine, Toshifumi Ozaki, Takafumi Ueda, Takeshi Ishii, Taito Esaki, Michiko Machida, Nobuaki Fukasawa

Journal: Jpn. J. Clin. Oncol.. 2016 Mar;46(3):248-53.

 

This analysis of the Japanese subpopulation of the PALETTE Phase III, randomized, placebo-controlled study investigated efficacy and safety of pazopanib in patients with metastatic soft tissue sarcoma after failure of standard chemotherapy.

Last Updated: 4 Mar 2016

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Dual-time point 18FDG-PET/CT imaging may be useful in assessing local recurrent disease in high grade bone and soft tissue sarcoma.
 

Author(s): Zhivka Dancheva, Pavel Bochev, Borislav Chaushev, Tsvetelina Yordanova, Aneliya Klisarova

Journal: Nucl Med Rev Cent East Eur. 2016 ;19(1):22-7.

 

Sarcomas comprise 1% of malignant tumors in adults but represent a significant diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Molecular imaging with ¹⁸FDG PET/CT is a powerful modality in oncology. Its use for initial assessment, evaluation of response to therapy and recurrent disease in ...

Last Updated: 4 Feb 2016

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The terms "Soft tissue sarcoma" returned 55 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Principles in Management of Soft Tissue Sarcoma.
 

Author(s): Aimee M Crago, Murray F Brennan

Journal: Adv Surg. 2015 ;49():107-22.

 

Last Updated: 24 Aug 2015

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Significance of circulating tumor cells in soft tissue sarcoma.
 

Author(s): Chiara Nicolazzo, Angela Gradilone

Journal: Anal Cell Pathol (Amst). 2015 ;2015():697395.

 

Circulating tumor cells can be detected from the peripheral blood of cancer patients. Their prognostic value has been established in the last 10 years for metastatic colorectal, breast, and prostate cancer. On the contrary their presence in patients affected by sarcomas has been poorly ...

Last Updated: 13 Jul 2015

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Soft tissue sarcoma in France in 2015: Epidemiology, classification and organization of clinical care.
 

Author(s): C Honoré, P Méeus, E Stoeckle, S Bonvalot

Journal: J Visc Surg. 2015 Sep;152(4):223-30.

 

Four thousand new cases of soft tissue sarcomas are diagnosed each year in France, 23% of which are localized in the abdomen and pelvis; the treatment of non-metastatic tumor is based on wide surgical resection, the quality of which determines the long-term outcome. To ensure appropriate ...

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2015

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Last Updated: 13 Sep 2016

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A Study of Olaparib With Concomitant Radiotherapy in Locally Advanced/Unresectable Soft-tissue Sarcoma
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Soft-tissue Sarcoma

 

Last Updated: 26 May 2016

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Last Updated: 11 Aug 2016

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