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Where this soft tissue sarcoma information comes from

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On this page are the major sources of information that we use to put together this section.

 

About this page

All our information is checked by cancer specialists and surgeons who specialise in treating cancer. The names of our specialist reviewers are at the end of this list. 

We also try to find patients to review all our sections. If you have had a soft tissue sarcoma, live in the UK, and would like to become a patient reviewer, you can write to us by clicking on contact us.

 

Websites

Cancer Research UK
CancerStats Series

US National Cancer Institute
Information on the treatment of soft tissue sarcomas
http://www.cancer.gov/cancerinfo/types/soft-tissue-sarcoma

 

Books

Principles and practice of oncology (9th edition)
VT De Vita, S Hellman and SA Rosenberg
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2011

 

UK guidelines

Soft tissue and visceral sarcomas: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up
T
he ESMO / European Sarcoma Network Working Group, 2014
Link to the sarcoma guidelines on the ESMO website

Imatinib for the adjuvant treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumours
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance [TA326] , November 2014
Link to the NICE guidance on adjuvant use of imatinib (Glivec) for GIST tumours

Pazopanib (Votrient) for advanced soft tissue sarcoma
The Scottish Medicine Consortium (SMC), November 2012
Link to the pazopanib guidance on the SMC website

Trabectedin for advanced soft tissue sarcoma
The Scottish Medicine Consortium (SMC), July 2011
Link to the trabectedin guidance on the SMC website

Imatinib for the treatment of unresectable and/or metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumours
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), November 2010
Link to the imatinib guidance on the NICE website for GIST that is advanced or has spread

Imatinib for the adjuvant treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumours
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), August 2010
Link to the adjuvant imatinib guidance on the NICE website

Imatinib for the adjuvant treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumours
The Scottish Medicine Consortium (SMC), August 2010
Link to the imatinib guidance on the SMC website

Trabectedin for the treatment of advanced soft tissue sarcoma
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), February 2010
Link to the trabectedin guidance on the NICE website

Sunitinib for the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumours
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), September 2009
Link to the sunitinib guidance on the NICE website

Improving outcomes for people with sarcoma
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), March 2006
Link to the sarcoma guidelines on the NICE website

Referral for suspected cancer. A clinical practice guideline.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), June 2015
Link to the referral guidelines on the NICE website

 

Articles and reviews

Soft Tissue Sarcomas Incidence and Survival; Tumours diagnosed between 1985 and 2009
National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) Report Number R12/06
Link to the NCIN website

Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas; Changes to pathology codes in the 4th edition of the world health organisation classification of bone and soft tissue sarcomas. September 2013 National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN)

New drugs in Sarcomas J Martin-Liberal, C Benson and I Judson Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy 2014 15 (2) 221 - 229 

Cyclophosphamide versus ifosfamide for paediatric and young adult bone and soft tissue sarcoma patients. RL Mulder, M Paulides, T Langer, LCM Kremer, EC van Dalen. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2012.

Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation following high dose chemotherapy for non rhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcomas. F Peinemann, LA Smith, M Kromp, C Bartel, N Kröger, M Kulig. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2011.

Pharmacotherapy of sarcoma. R Chugh, LH Baker. Expert Opinion Pharmacotherapy. 2009: Aug;10(12):1953–63.

A Systematic Meta Analysis of Randomized Trials of Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Localized Resectable Soft Tissue Sarcoma. N Pervaiz, N Colterjohn, F Farrokhyar, R Tozer, A Figueredo, M Ghert. Cancer, 2008: Aug 1, vol 113, no 3: 573-581.

Adjuvant chemotherapy in soft tissue sarcoma (STS): A meta analysis of published data. JM O´Connor, M Chacón, FE Petracci, RD Chacón. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2008, 26: (May 20 suppl; abstr 10526).

Ewing's sarcoma family of tumors: an overview from diagnosis to survivorship. M Lahl, VL Fisher, K Laschinger. Clinical Journal Oncology Nursing. 2008 Feb;12(1):89–97.

Molecularly targeted therapies in adult soft tissue sarcomas: present approach and future directions. O Agulnik, M Aranha. Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets. 2008 Feb;12(2):197–207.

Ifosfamide based combination chemotherapy in advanced soft tissue sarcoma: a practice guideline. S Verma, J Younus, D Stys-Norman, AE Haynes, M Blackstein. Current Oncology, 2007: Aug;14(4):144–8.

Dose intensive chemotherapy with growth factor or autologous bone marrow/stem cell transplant support in first line treatment of advanced or metastatic adult soft tissue sarcoma A systematic review. S Verma, J Younus, D Stys-Norman, AE. Haynes, M Blackstein. Cancer Care Ontario (CCO); 2006 Apr 11. 24 p. (Evidence-based series; no. 11-5).

Soft Tissue Sarcoma after Treatment for Breast Cancer A Swedish Population based Study. P Karlsson, E Holmberg, A Samuelsson, KA Johansson and A Wallgren. European Journal of Cancer, 34, (13), 2068–2075. 1998.

 

Specialist reviewers

Dr D Peake, MRCP FRCR
Mr S Carter FRCS

 

Diagrams

Dee McLean – MeDee Art, Medical llustration

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Updated: 13 March 2015