A 58-year-old man presents with pain in the lower back. Radiographic imaging shows a mass in the sacrococcygeal region. Resection of the tumor was performed. What is your diagnosis?


A recent review clarifies the major classification changes in the current 2013 WHO classification, and factors in new genetic data that has emerged since the publication of the current volume.

Combination treatment with ifosfamide and doxorubicin for advanced soft-tissue sarcoma did not improve overall survival compared with treatment with doxorubicin alone, despite improvements in both overall response and progression-free survival.

Pathologic and molecular features of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) were generally not correlated with outcome in a study involving adjuvant imatinib therapy following resection of the primary tumor.

This slide show features a CT image, and pathology images of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) arising in the stomach using H&E, CD34, and c-Kit staining.

The use of preoperative radiotherapy may be a reasonable approach to patients with borderline resectable soft-tissue sarcomas, according to the results of a retrospective study.

Single patients with soft-tissue sarcoma of the extremities had worse overall survival and were less likely to undergo several important treatment options compared with their married counterparts, according to results of a recent study.

The results of a retrospective study indicated that patients with metastatic GIST who are able to achieve complete macroscopic surgical resection of their disease may be able to achieve long-term survival.


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