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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086809/primary-mediastinal-clear-cell-sarcoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#1
Long Jin, Yuxia Sui, Haili Zhu, Zhizhong Chen, Shuguang Liu
BACKGROUND: Clear cell sarcoma (CCS) is a rare malignant soft-tissue neoplasm that displays melanocytic markers and exhibits striking histopathological features. The tumour has a predilection for the lower extremities and rarely presents in the mediastinum. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of primary mediastinal CCS in a 57-year-old man. Computer tomography (CT) revealed a 12 × 12 × 7.5 cm mass in the anterior mediastinum. Microscopically, the tumour mainly consisted of epithelioid cells with oval vesicular nuclei and eosinophilic cytoplasm...
January 13, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077014/factors-associated-with-reduced-functional-outcome-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-having-limb-sparing-surgery-for-soft-tissue-sarcomas-a-national-multicenter-study-of-128-patients
#2
Casper Saebye, Hanna M Fugloe, Tine Nymark, Akmal Safwat, Michael M Petersen, Thomas Baad-Hansen, Anders Krarup-Hansen, Johnny Keller
BACKGROUND: Limb-sparing surgery for sarcomas has become possible in most cases. However, the impact of the procedure on the functional outcome has only been investigated in a few studies. The aim of this study has been to identify tumor- and patient-related factors associated with reduced functional outcome and quality of life after limb-sparing surgery in soft tissue sarcoma patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In total, 128 patients (mean age = 58, female/male = 54/74) who were treated with limb-sparing surgery without bone resection for soft tissue sarcomas in Denmark during the period 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2011 were included...
January 12, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076606/giant-gastric-lipossarcoma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#3
Jacques Matone, Samuel Okazaki, Gabriel Naman Maccapani, Thiago Trolez Amancio, Renée Zon Filippi, Antonio Luiz de Vasconcellos Macedo
Liposarcoma is one of the most common soft tissue sarcomas in adults, occurring in 15 to 20% of all patients with sarcoma. Primary liposarcoma of the stomach is rare. We report a case of patient with giant gastric liposarcoma who underwent surgery after a gastrointestinal bleeding. Preoperative hystopathological diagnosis was not established, even after three biopsy attempts. We discuss differential diagnosis, genetic causes, diagnosis strategies and treatment. RESUMO O lipossarcoma é um tipo comum de sarcomas em adultos, com incidência entre 15 e 20% entre os sarcomas...
October 2016: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074298/effect-of-intraoperative-radiotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-retroperitoneal-sarcoma
#4
Liz B Wang, David McAneny, Gerard Doherty, Teviah Sachs
BACKGROUND: Current National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines for the treatment of retroperitoneal sarcomas (RPS) endorse surgical resection, but the role of radiotherapy (RT) is less clear. We investigate the utilization and benefits of intraoperative RT (IORT) in the treatment of RPS. METHODS: We queried the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database (1988-2013) for the utilization of IORT and perioperative external beam RT (EBRT) in patients who underwent surgical resection of RPS...
January 10, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068329/the-primacy-of-nf1-loss-as-the-driver-of-tumorigenesis-in-neurofibromatosis-type-1-associated-plexiform-neurofibromas
#5
A Pemov, H Li, R Patidar, N F Hansen, S Sindiri, S W Hartley, J S Wei, A Elkahloun, S C Chandrasekharappa, J F Boland, S Bass, J C Mullikin, J Khan, B C Widemann, M R Wallace, D R Stewart
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a common tumor-predisposition disorder due to germline mutations in the tumor suppressor gene NF1. A virtually pathognomonic finding of NF1 is the plexiform neurofibroma (PN), a benign, likely congenital tumor that arises from bi-allelic inactivation of NF1. PN can undergo transformation to a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor, an aggressive soft-tissue sarcoma. To better understand the non-NF1 genetic contributions to PN pathogenesis, we performed whole-exome sequencing, RNASeq profiling and genome-wide copy-number determination for 23 low-passage Schwann cell cultures established from surgical PN material with matching germline DNA...
January 9, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068242/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-preoperative-versus-postoperative-radiation-therapy-in-extremity-soft-tissue-sarcoma
#6
Xuanlu M Qu, Alexander V Louie, Jonathan Ashman, Nabil Wasif
PURPOSE: Surgery combined with radiation therapy (RT) is the cornerstone of multidisciplinary management of extremity soft tissue sarcoma (STS). Although RT can be given in either the preoperative or the postoperative setting with similar local recurrence and survival outcomes, the side effect profiles, costs, and long-term functional outcomes are different. The aim of this study was to use decision analysis to determine optimal sequencing of RT with surgery in patients with extremity STS...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067691/dramatic-reduction-in-tumor-size-during-5-months-of-pazopanib-therapy-in-combination-with-ifosfamide-carboplatin-and-etoposide-in-an-early-infant-with-progressive-soft-tissue-sarcoma
#7
Tatsuo Watanabe, Takashi Kurata, Kenji Sano, Shigeru Suzuki, Tomoki Kaneko, Mitsuo Motobayashi, Tomonari Shigemura, Takuro Sumi, Kenichi Koike, Yozo Nakazawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066805/evaluation-of-soft-tissue-sarcoma-response-to-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-using-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#8
Wei Huang, Brooke R Beckett, Alina Tudorica, Janelle M Meyer, Aneela Afzal, Yiyi Chen, Atiya Mansoor, James B Hayden, Yee-Cheen Doung, Arthur Y Hung, Megan L Holtorf, Torrie J Aston, Christopher W Ryan
This study aims to assess the utility of quantitative dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) parameters in comparison with imaging tumor size for early prediction and evaluation of soft tissue sarcoma response to preoperative chemoradiotherapy. In total, 20 patients with intermediate- to high-grade soft tissue sarcomas received either a phase I trial regimen of sorafenib + chemoradiotherapy (n = 8) or chemoradiotherapy only (n = 12), and underwent DCE-MRI at baseline, after 2 weeks of treatment with sorafenib or after the first chemotherapy cycle, and after therapy completion...
December 2016: Tomography: a Journal for Imaging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061772/use-of-liquid-biopsies-to-monitor-disease-progression-in-a-sarcoma-patient-a-case-report
#9
Heidi M Namløs, Olga Zaikova, Bodil Bjerkehagen, Daniel Vodák, Eivind Hovig, Ola Myklebost, Kjetil Boye, Leonardo A Meza-Zepeda
BACKGROUND: Many patients experience local recurrence or metastases after receiving potentially curative treatment, and early detection of these events is important for disease control. Recent technological advances make it possible to use blood plasma containing circulating cell-free tumour DNA (ctDNA) as a liquid biopsy. In this case report we show how serial liquid biopsies can be used to monitor the disease course and detect disease recurrence in a sarcoma patient. CASE PRESENTATION: A 55-year-old male presented with a rapidly growing, painful palpable mass in the left groin region, and a biopsy revealed a high-grade malignant spindle cell sarcoma...
January 6, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058559/surveillance-imaging-patterns-and-outcomes-following-radiation-therapy-and-radical-resection-for-localized-extremity-and-trunk-soft-tissue-sarcoma
#10
Sagar A Patel, Trevor J Royce, Constance M Barysauskas, Katherine A Thornton, Chandrajit P Raut, Elizabeth H Baldini
BACKGROUND: Optimal surveillance imaging (SI) regimens following radiation therapy (RT) and radical resection for localized soft tissue sarcoma (STS) are unknown and practice patterns vary. METHODS: Between 2006 and 2014, 94 patients with localized STS of the extremity/trunk treated with preoperative RT and radical resection were identified. Timing of local recurrence (LR), distant recurrence (DR), and SI were evaluated. The Kaplan-Meier method was used to determine recurrence-free and overall survival (OS), and the method of recurrence detection (SI or due to signs/symptoms) was determined...
January 5, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057392/primary-retroperitoneal-soft-tissue-sarcoma-imaging-appearances-pitfalls-and-diagnostic-algorithm
#11
REVIEW
C Messiou, E Moskovic, D Vanel, C Morosi, R Benchimol, D Strauss, A Miah, H Douis, W van Houdt, S Bonvalot
Although retroperitoneal sarcomas are rare tumours, they can be encountered by a wide variety of clinicians as they can be incidental findings on imaging or present with non specific symptoms and signs. Surgical resection can offer hope of cure and patient outcomes are improved when patients are managed in high-volume specialist centers. Failure to recognize retroperitoneal sarcomas on imaging can lead to inappropriate management in inexperienced centers. Therefore it is critical that a diagnosis of retroperitoneal sarcoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a retroperitoneal mass with prompt referral to a soft tissue sarcoma unit...
December 9, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056985/a-single-institutional-review-of-68-patients-with-dermatofibrosarcoma-protuberans-wide-re-excision-after-inadequate-previous-surgery-results-in-a-high-rate-of-local-control
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Kamran Harati, Kim Lange, Ole Goertz, Armin Lahmer, Nicolai Kapalschinski, Ingo Stricker, Marcus Lehnhardt, Adrien Daigeler
BACKGROUND: Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a cutaneous soft tissue sarcoma characterized by an indolent but aggressive local growth. Unplanned excisions with positive margins are common, and the prognostic impact of radical re-excisions is still unclear. The aim of the present study was to identify prognostic indicators of recurrence-free survival (RFS) in patients with DFSP through a long-term follow-up. We tried particularly to determine the prognostic impact of surgical margins and re-excisions in patients after earlier inadequate surgery...
January 5, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056398/clinical-outcome-of-myeloid-sarcoma-in-adult-patients-and-effect-of-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-results-from-a-multicenter-survey
#13
Davide Lazzarotto, Anna Candoni, Carla Filì, Fabio Forghieri, Livio Pagano, Alessandro Busca, Giuseppina Spinosa, Maria Elena Zannier, Erica Simeone, Miriam Isola, Erika Borlenghi, Lorella Melillo, Federico Mosna, Federica Lessi, Renato Fanin
INTRODUCTION: Myeloid Sarcoma (MS) is a rare hematologic myeloid neoplasm that can involve any site of the body. It can occur as an exclusively extramedullary form or it can be associated with an acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a chronic myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) or a myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) at onset or at relapse. The rarity of MS does not enable prospective clinical trials and therefore a specific multicenter register can be useful for the clinical and biological studies of this rare disease...
December 20, 2016: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056288/-clinical-application-of-125-i-radioactive-seeds-brachytherapy-in-the-treatment-of-the-pediatric-soft-tissue-sarcoma-in-head-and-neck
#14
D Zhao, L Zheng, X M Lü, M W Huang, Y Shi, X L Ma, J Yan, J G Zhang
Objective: To investigate the clinical application and preliminary results of (125)I radioactive seeds brachytherapy in the comprehensive treatment of the pediatric soft tissue sarcoma in head and neck. Methods: A total of 24 pediatric patients with soft tissue sarcoma in head and neck were treated at Peking University School of Stomatology from April 2012 to July 2015. The data was collected and analyzed through statistical methods, which included the pathological type, gender, age, tumor location, volume, treatment and the clinical results after the application of (125)I radioactive seeds brachytherapy...
January 3, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047555/su-g-jep4-14-assessment-of-inter-and-intra-fractional-motion-for-extremity-soft-tissue-sarcoma-patients-by-using-in-house-real-time-optical-image-based-monitoring-system
#15
H Kim, I Kim, S Ye
PURPOSE: This study aimed to assess inter- and intra-fractional motion for extremity Soft Tissue Sarcoma (STS) patients, by using in-house real-time optical image-based monitoring system (ROIMS) with infra-red (IR) external markers. METHODS: Inter- and intra-fractional motions for five extremity (1 upper, 4 lower) STS patients received postoperative 3D conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) were measured by registering the image acquired by ROIMS with the planning CT image (REG_ROIMS)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046836/we-fg-202-08-assessment-of-treatment-response-via-longitudinal-diffusion-mri-on-a-mri-guided-system-initial-experience-of-quantitative-analysis
#16
X Qi, Y Yang, L Yang, D Low, K Sheng
PURPOSE: To report our initial experience of systematic monitoring treatment response using longitudinal diffusion MR images on a Co-60 MRI-guided radiotherapy system. METHODS: Four patients, including 2 head-and-necks, 1 sarcoma and 1 GBM treated on a 0.35 Tesla MRI-guided treatment system, were analyzed. For each patient, 3D TrueFISP MRIs were acquired during CT simulation and before each treatment for treatment planning and patient setup purposes respectively...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045748/superficial-acral-fibromyxoma-report-of-13-cases-with-new-immunohistochemical-findings
#17
Daniella Cullen, José Luis Díaz Recuero, Roberto Cullen, José Luis Rodríguez Peralto, Heinz Kutzner, Luis Requena
BACKGROUND: Superficial acral fibromyxoma (SAF) is a benign, soft tissue neoplasm preferably located on the digits. METHODS: We collected 13 cases of SAF and evaluated their clinical, histopathologic, and immunohistochemical features. RESULTS: This study included 9 males and 4 females, median age 54 years. The patients presented with a solitary asymptomatic or tender mass, most of them arising on fingers or toes. Histopathologically all lesions consisted of nonencapsulated dermal nodules, composed of spindled cells with variable myxoid and/or fibrotic stroma...
January 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045549/curcumin-and-viscum-album-extract-decrease-proliferation-and-cell-viability-of-soft-tissue-sarcoma-cells-an-in-vitro-analysis-of-eight-cell-lines-using-real-time-monitoring-and-colorimetric-assays
#18
K Harati, B Behr, A Daigeler, T Hirsch, F Jacobsen, M Renner, A Harati, C Wallner, M Lehnhardt, M Becerikli
BACKGROUND: The cytostatic effects of the polyphenol curcumin and Viscum album extract (VAE) were assessed in soft-tissue sarcoma (STS) cells. METHODS: Eight human STS cell lines were used: fibrosarcoma (HT1080), liposarcoma (SW872, T778, MLS-402), synovial sarcoma (SW982, SYO1, 1273), and malignant fibrous histiocytoma (U2197). Primary human fibroblasts served as control cells. Cell proliferation, viability, and cell index (CI) were analyzed by BrdU assay, MTT assay, and real-time cell analysis (RTCA)...
January 3, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044936/nano-delivery-in-pediatric-tumors-looking-back-moving-forward
#19
Marta Colletti, Virginia Di Paolo, Angela Galardi, Giuseppe Maria Milano, Angela Mastronuzzi, Franco Locatelli, Angela Di Giannatale
Recent advances in the treatment of pediatric tumors led to an improvement of survival in this population. As a result, many pediatric survivors experience long-term effects that impact their quality of life. Therefore, it is extremely important to identify new treatment approaches that may target the tumor minimizing the drug-related side effects. Over the past 10 years, remarkable advances in nanomedicine have provided several potential tools for cancer treatment. Recently, there has been a growing interest towards therapeutic nanocarriers in the pediatric field, since they represent a new strategy to enhance the drug efficacy and reduce the toxicity...
January 2, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042077/symptom-burden-in-advanced-soft-tissue-sarcoma
#20
Nicholas Gough, Jonathan Koffman, Joy R Ross, Julia Riley, Ian Judson
CONTEXT: There is little information on symptom prevalence and severity in advanced soft tissue sarcoma (STS). Understanding symptom burden will aid clinical consultations, clarify which symptom interventions are needed and better define optimum timings of palliative and supportive care referrals. OBJECTIVES: To describe symptom prevalence and severity in patients undergoing different treatment options for advanced STS: [i] First-line palliative chemotherapy (FLC) [ii] Active surveillance (AS) pre and post-FLC and [iii] Palliative care (PC) alone...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
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