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BACKGROUND Recent evidence suggests that depletion of skeletal muscle mass (sarcopenia) and an increased amount of intra-abdominal fat (central obesity) influence cancer statistics. This study investigated the impact of sarcopenia and central obesity on survival in patients undergoing liver resection for colorectal liver metastases (CLM). METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is a treatment option for colorectal liver metastases. Local control, patient survival and toxicity were assessed in an experience of SBRT for colorectal liver metastases. METHODS SBRT was delivered with curative intent to 20 consecutively treated patients with colorectal hepatic metastases who were(More)
The feasibility, toxicity and tumor response of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for treatment of primary and metastastic liver tumors was investigated. From October 2002 until June 2006, 25 patients not suitable for other local treatments were entered in the study. In total 45 lesions were treated, 34 metastases and 11 hepatocellular carcinoma(More)
SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA The more intensive sentinel node (SN) pathologic workup, the higher the SN-positivity rate. This is characterized by an increased detection of cases with minimal tumor burden (SUB-micrometastasis <0.1 mm), which represents different biology. METHODS The slides of positive SN from 3 major centers within the European Organization of(More)
AIMS To report the role of total pelvic exenteration in a series of locally advanced and recurrent rectal cancers. METHODS In the period 1994-2004, TPE was performed in 35 of 296 patients with primary locally advanced and recurrent rectal cancer treated in the Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center; 23 of 176 with primary locally advanced and 12 of 120 with(More)
PURPOSE Prognosis in patients with sentinel node (SN)-positive melanoma correlates with several characteristics of the metastases in the SN such as size and site. These factors reflect biologic behavior and may separate out patients who may or may not need additional locoregional and/or systemic therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1993 and 2008, 1,080(More)
BACKGROUND Extensive and mutilating surgery is often required for locally advanced soft tissue sarcoma (STS) of the limb. As it has become apparent that amputation for STS does not improve survival rates, the interest in limb-preserving approaches has increased. Isolated limb perfusion (ILP) with tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF) and melphalan is successful(More)
AIMS Isolated limb perfusion with TNF and melphalan (TM-ILP) is highly effective in the local treatment of advanced sarcoma and melanoma of the limb. The optimal dose of TNF for this procedure is not well established. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and toxicity of TM-ILPs with reduced TNF dose. METHOD Largest single institution(More)
PURPOSE Sarcomas of the chest wall are rare, and wide surgical resection is generally the cornerstone of treatment. The objective of our study was to evaluate outcome of full-thickness resections of recurrent and primary chest wall sarcomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS To evaluate morbidity, mortality, and overall and disease-free survival after surgical(More)