Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Inoperable and Advanced Soft Tissue Sarcomas in Adults

  • M. Bamberg
  • H. Schmidberger
  • W. Hoffmann
Conference paper
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 138)


In contrast to the numerous reports about combined modality of irradiation and local resection, there is only sparse information on the efficacy of radiation therapy alone in soft tissue sarcomas. Local control represents the “curative” aim of radical surgery and function-sparing local excision followed by intensive radiotherapy depending on size, localization, and grading of the tumor. In inoperable disease irradiation as radical treatment seems to be unrealistic, because the goals of treatment to render the patient free of tumor and to produce no morbidity can hardly be achieved (Bamberg et al. 1989; Fig. 1).


Local Control Soft Tissue Sarcoma Fast Neutron Local Control Rate Advance Soft Tissue Sarcoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Bamberg
    • 1
  • H. Schmidberger
    • 1
  • W. Hoffmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiotherapyUniversity of TübingenTübingenGermany

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