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Radiotherapy for soft tissue sarcoma of the proximal lower extremity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20981344     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Soft-tissue sarcoma (STS) is a histopathologically diverse group of tumors accounting for approximately 10,000 new malignancies in the US each year. The proximal lower extremity is the most common site for STS, accounting for approximately one-third of all cases. Coordinated multimodality management in the form of surgery and radiation is often critical to local control, limb preservation, and functional outcome. Based on a review of currently available Medline literature and professional experience, this paper provides an overview of the treatment of STS of the lower extremity with a particular focus on the modern role of radiotherapy.
Authors:
Brendan Prendergast; John B Fiveash; C Parker Gibbs; Mark T Scarborough; Daniel J Indelicato
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sarcoma     Volume:  2010     ISSN:  1369-1643     ISO Abbreviation:  Sarcoma     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9709257     Medline TA:  Sarcoma     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  829498     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294-1150, USA.
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