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 512 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Combined sunitinib and radiation therapy for preoperative treatment of soft tissue sarcoma: results of a phase I trial of the German interdisciplinary sarcoma group (GISG-03).
 

Author(s): Jens Jakob, Anna Simeonova, Bernd Kasper, Ulrich Ronellenfitsch, Geraldine Rauch, Frederik Wenz, Peter Hohenberger

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Experimental data demonstrated that concurrent anti-angiogenic treatment with sunitinib may improve the efficacy of radiation therapy (RT). Here we report the results of a phase I trial performed within the German Interdisciplinary Sarcoma Group (GISG-03) of combined sunitinib and ...

Last Updated: 3 Jun 2016

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Immunotherapy for Soft Tissue Sarcoma: Tomorrow Is Only a Day Away.
 

Author(s): Alex Lee, Paul Huang, Ronald P DeMatteo, Seth M Pollack

Journal: Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2016 ;35():281-90.

 

Despite the advances taking place for patients with many types of cancer, to date there has been little success in meeting the great need for novel treatments of advanced soft tissue sarcoma with effective immunologic therapies. Here, we review recent clinical and preclinical data ...

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2016

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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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The terms "Soft tissue sarcoma" returned 49 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Local Ablative Therapies to Metastatic Soft Tissue Sarcoma.
 

Author(s): Alessandro Gronchi, B Ashleigh Guadagnolo, Joseph Patrick Erinjeri

Journal: Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2016 ;35():e566-75.

 

The approach to metastatic soft tissue sarcoma is complex and depends upon several factors, such as the extent of the disease, the histologic subtype of the primary tumor, the disease-free interval, patient status and comorbidities, and previous treatments. The effect of systemic ...

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2016

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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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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: 14 Dec 2016

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