Soft-Tissue Sarcoma Surveillance Counterpoint: Japan

  • Shuichi MatsudaEmail author
  • Yukihide Iwamoto
Part of the Current Clinical Oncology book series (CCO)


Soft-tissue sarcomas are rare malignant soft-tissue tumors that arise from mesodermal tissue, most commonly from the connective, muscle, adipose, neural, and vascular tissues. Approximately two new cases of soft-tissue sarcoma are diagnosed in Japan annually per 100,000 population. They are very heterogeneous, and more than 50 different types have been described. They can be managed through multidisciplinary care provided by surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists.


Soft-tissue sarcoma CT scan MRI PET Chemotherapy Radiation Liposarcoma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryKyushu UniversityFukuoka cityJapan

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