Erika Hallmen

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PURPOSE We prospectively studied the efficacy of high dose therapy (HDT) versus an oral maintenance treatment (OMT) in patients with stage IV soft tissue sarcoma (STS). PATIENTS AND METHODS Both groups were pretreated with the CEVAIE combination consisting of carboplatin, etoposide, vincristine, actinomycin D, ifosfamide, and epirubicin. HDT consisted of(More)
PURPOSE Evaluation of primary tumor-, treatment-, and patient-related factors predicting relapse pattern, risk, and survival after relapse with the aim to design a risk-adapted, tumor-directed surveillance program for patients with localized rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS). PATIENTS AND METHODS One thousand one hundred sixty-four patients with nonmetastatic RMS(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrences in primary localized alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (RMA) are common. Post-relapse survival is poor. We evaluated prognostic factors including relapse treatment in patients with recurrent RMA. METHODS Relapses occurred in 115/235 patients with nonmetastatic RMA treated in four consecutive CWS-trials after achievement of a complete(More)
BACKGROUND Prognostic factors for localized synovial sarcoma are well defined. However, few data exist regarding patients with metastases at diagnosis. Poor outcome is described but the optimal therapeutic regimen remains unclear. Our aim was to assess the outcome, identify prognostic factors, and analyze treatment strategies. METHODS Patients <21 years(More)
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