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Title: Clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with soft tissue sarcoma by the Spanish group for research in sarcomas (GEIS).
Authors: Garcia del Muro, Xavier
de Alava, Enrique
Artigas, Vicenç
Bague, Silvia
Braña, Alejandro
Cubedo, Ricardo
Cruz, Josefina
Mulet-Margalef, Nuria
Narvaez, Jose A
Martinez Tirado, Oscar
Valverde, Claudia
Verges, Ramona
Viñals, Joan
Martin-Broto, Javier
Spanish Group for Research on Sarcoma
Keywords: Clinical practice guidelines;Multidisciplinary management;Soft tissue sarcoma;Treatment
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Antineoplastic Agents
Chemotherapy, Adjuvant
Soft Tissue Neoplasms
Issue Date: 12-Nov-2015
Abstract: Soft tissue sarcomas (STS) constitute an uncommon and heterogeneous group of tumours, which require a complex and specialized multidisciplinary management. The diagnostic approach should include imaging studies and core needle biopsy performed prior to undertaking surgery. Wide excision is the mainstay of treatment for localized sarcoma, and associated preoperative or postoperative radiotherapy should be administered in high-risk patients. Adjuvant chemotherapy was associated with a modest improvement in survival in a meta-analysis and constitutes a standard option in selected patients with high-risk STS. In metastatic patients, surgery must be evaluated in selected cases. In the rest of patients, chemotherapy and, in some subtypes, targeted therapy often used in a sequential strategy constitutes the treatment of election. Despite important advances in the understanding of the pathophysiology of the disease, the advances achieved in therapeutic results may be deemed still insufficient. Moreover, due to the rarity and complexity of the disease, the results in clinical practice are not always optimal. For this reason, the Spanish Group for Research on Sarcoma (GEIS) has developed a multidisciplinary clinical practice guidelines document, with the aim of facilitating the diagnosis and treatment of these patients in Spain. In the document, each practical recommendation is accompanied by level of evidence and grade of recommendation on the basis of the available data.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1007/s00280-015-2809-5
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