Treatment of Soft Tissue Sarcomas

  • Herbert M. Pinedo
  • Jaap Verweij

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 44)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Cyril Fisher
    Pages 1-21
  3. Richard P. Golding, Thea E. G. van Zanten, Jaap Valk
    Pages 23-37
  4. Wiliam F. Enneking
    Pages 39-49
  5. G. Westbury
    Pages 51-64
  6. Jaap Verweij, Cees J. van Groeningen, Herbert M. Pinedo
    Pages 75-92
  7. Vivien H. C. Bramwell
    Pages 93-102
  8. James F. Huth, Frederick R. Eilber
    Pages 103-110
  9. F. Di Filippo, G. L. Buttini, A. M. Calabro, S. Carlini, D. Gianarelli, F. Moscarelli et al.
    Pages 111-127
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 129-133

About this book


One of the major advances of the last decade concerning the treatment of patients with soft tissue sarcomas is that an increased number of patients are being discussed in multidisciplinary teams prior to the initial treatment. The present volume on soft tissue sarcomas in the series Cancer Treatment and Research reflects the multidisciplinary approach with a focus on recent developments. The availability of new histopathologic techniques has reduced the number of unclassified sarcomas and has furhter increased the importance of the histo­ pathologist in providing estimates of the prognosis of the patient as well as data for the planning of treatment strategy. Further data for this strategy will be provided by diagnostic imaging. In this field, the role of magnetic reson­ ance imaging has been further defined. Of utmost importance is the recent trend toward consensus in staging. The modification of the staging system of the American Joint Commission for Cancer Staging and End Results Report­ ing brings the possibility of a single staging system within reach in the next decade. As surgery still provides the only chance for cure, the importance of being the most sparing as possible is obvious. For this reason, radiotherapy has been applied with success. The introduction of relatively new radiation tech­ niques is therefore being observed with interest.


Staging cancer cancer staging cancer treatment imaging pathology radiotherapy surgery tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Herbert M. Pinedo
    • 1
  • Jaap Verweij
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medical OncologyFree University HospitalAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Medical OncologyRotterdam Cancer InstituteRotterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8986-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1757-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042
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