Recent Results in Cancer Research

Soft Tissue Sarcomas in Adults

Editors: Bamberg, M., Hoffmann, W., Hossfeld, D.K. (Eds.)

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Sarcomas represent a group of rare tumors which arise from the largest tissue compartment of the body, but account only for about 1 % of all malignancies. Among this group of tumors, soft tissue sarcomas in adults are, in addition to osteosarcomas, the most important. In the diagnostic workup of soft tissue sarcomas modern radiological investigation methods such as CT and MRI techniques are being critically evaluated. While it is widely accepted that the conventional, stained microscopic specimen is still the cornerstone for properly planned treatment stra­ tegies, immunohistochemistry has come to play an indis­ pensable role in accurate classification. Reviewing the surgical techniques, the treatment of musculo-skeletal malignancies, especially of soft tissue sarcomas, has changed considerably over the past decades. While amputation used to be the surgical treatment of choice limb-saving procedures have now become an im­ portant therapeutic modality in treating such lesions, particularly in combination with percutaneous or interstitial radiotherapy. Despite adequate local treatment, many patients with soft tissue sarcomas will ultimately develop metastatic disease, usually in the lungs. For this reason, effective ad­ juvant systemic treatment should be given simultaneously with or soon after treatment of local disease. The results of several randomized trials evaluating adjuvant chemotherapy have been reported in the meanwhile, indicating im­ proved, disease-free survival with a trend towards improved overall survival. In disseminated disease, drug combi- VI Preface nations or single agents are used as palliative treatment and might help to improve survival in selected subgroups.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Imaging of Soft Tissue Sarcomas

    Ensign, M. F.

    Pages 1-11

  • Classification, Grading, and Staging of Soft Tissue Sarcomas

    Meister, P.

    Pages 13-16

  • Immunohistochemistry in Diagnosis of Soft Tissue Sarcomas and New Techniques in Soft Tissue Tumour Pathology

    Fletcher, C. D. M.

    Pages 17-24

  • Surgical Biopsy Techniques and Differential Diagnosis of Soft Tissue Tumours

    Thomas, J. M.

    Pages 25-29

  • Limb Salvage and Reconstructive Procedures in Soft Tissue Sarcomas of the Extremities

    Steinau, H. U. (et al.)

    Pages 31-39

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Soft Tissue Sarcomas in Adults
Editors
  • M. Bamberg
  • W. Hoffmann
  • D.K. Hossfeld
Series Title
Recent Results in Cancer Research
Series Volume
138
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-78768-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-78768-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-78770-6
Series ISSN
0080-0015
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 176
Topics