Pre- and Postoperative Chemotherapy in Localized Extremity Soft Tissue Sarcoma: A European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Expert Survey
Christian Rothermundt, Galina Fischer, Sebastian Bauer, Jean-Yves Blay, Viktor Grünwald, Antoine Italiano, Bernd Kasper, Attila Kollár, Lars H Lindner, Aisha Miah, Stefan Sleijfer, Silvia Stacchiotti & Paul Martin Putora
MATERIALS AND METHODS
The management of localized extremity soft tissue sarcomas (STS) is challenging and the role of pre- and postoperative chemotherapy is unclear and debated among experts. This study analyzed the decision-making process among 12 European experts on systemic therapy for STS. A wide range of recommendations among experts regarding the use of perioperative chemotherapy was discovered. Discrepancies in the use of decision criteria were also uncovered, including the definition of what constitutes high-risk cancer, which is a basis for many to recommend chemotherapy. Before any standardization is possible, a common use of decision criteria is necessary.
|citation||Rothermundt C, Fischer G, Bauer S, Blay J Y, Grünwald V, Italiano A, Kasper B, Kollár A, Lindner L H, Miah A, Sleijfer S, Stacchiotti S, Putora P M. Pre- and Postoperative Chemotherapy in Localized Extremity Soft Tissue Sarcoma: A European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Expert Survey. Oncologist 2017;.|
|type||journal paper/review (English)|
|date of publishing||30-11-2017|