October 14th, 2011

Neoadjuvant Therapy Improves Survival of Large Sarcomas in Extremities

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Preoperative chemotherapy or radiation – take your pick or both – improves overall survival of patients with large, soft-tissue sarcomas of the extremities, retrospective studies from two cancer centers suggest.  Looking at a cohort of 112 patients, investigators at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., saw no significant differences by treatment type in local control rates or overall survival.

Oncology Report, Neil Osterweil, 10/14/11

Tags: Cancer, Mayo Clinic Arizona

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