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Clinical Management of Soft Tissue Sarcomas

  • H. M. Pinedo
  • J. Verweij

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 29)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. J. A. M. van Unnik, A. J. M. van Unnik
    Pages 1-27
  3. David E. Markham
    Pages 41-44
  4. Myron Arlen, Ralph C. Marcove
    Pages 45-61
  5. George A. Trivette, Jane Grayson, Eli J. Glatstein
    Pages 63-79
  6. J. Verweij, H. M. Pinedo
    Pages 81-88
  7. Vivien H. C. Bramwell
    Pages 89-101
  8. Alberto Azzarelli, Leandro Gennari, Maurizio Vaglini, Mario Santinami, Salvatore Andreola
    Pages 103-129
  9. Allan T. Van Oosterom
    Pages 131-138
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 139-145

About this book

Introduction

Although soft tissue sarcomas are rare tumors, representing only ± 1 % of all malignant tumors in adults, they remain a challenge to all disciplines in medical treatment and research. Apart from research in all fields of treatment, soft tissue sarcomas are also encountered in several forms of combined modality treatment. Since the appearance of the first volume on soft tissue sarcomas in this series (Soft Tissue Sarcomas, Laurence H. Baker, ed., Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1983), a large amount of data has emerged from preclinical as well as clinical in­ vestigations. The present volume provides an up-to-date review of the state of the art without duplicating the contents of the earlier volume. In the chapter on pathology it is again indicated that malignant fibrocytic hys­ tiocytoma is at present the most frequently diagnosed type of soft tissue sarcoma. Nevertheless, sub-typing is less important for the prognosis than grade. Recently, grading has been defined better, permitting a more common use of this prognostic factor. However, the experience of the pathologist is most important for adequate grading. The pathologist will need an adequate biopsy to perform his investiga­ tions. Cytology is not sufficient for diagnosis. However, for confirmation of metastatic lesions, cytology may provide enough information. Some new tools have been added to the equipment of the pathologist.

Keywords

Grading Staging biopsy pathology radiotherapy

Editors and affiliations

  • H. M. Pinedo
    • 1
  • J. Verweij
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OncologyFree University HospitalAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of OncologyThe Dr. Daniel den Hoed Cancer CenterRotterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-2319-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9426-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-2319-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042
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