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BACKGROUND We analyzed clinical and treatment-related factors influencing the outcome of patients with mesenchymal chondrosarcoma (MC). Twenty-six patients (median age, 31 years) were identified using the Tumor Center and Chemotherapy Department database of the study institute. METHODS Patients received surgery (24 patients) and/or radiotherapy (5(More)
A prospective evaluation of high-dose ifosfamide (IFO)-related nephrotoxicity in adults and young adults previously treated with cisplatin, methotrexate (MTX) and standard-dose IFO was performed. Eighteen patients (median age 22) with recurrent osteosarcoma were studied: 11 were pretreated with MTX, cisplatin and standard-dose IFO, and seven with MTX and(More)
We investigated predictive factors for local recurrence in 540 patients with non-metastatic osteosarcoma of the extremity treated with surgery and neoadjuvant chemotherapy, between March 1983 and October 1994. The median follow-up was 7.5 (2.5-15) years. Local recurrences developed in 31 (6%) patients after a median time of 2 (0.5-7) years. Local recurrence(More)
The influence of age and sex on chemotherapy-related toxicity was evaluated in children and adults with non metastatic osteosarcoma. treatment consisted of methotrexate (MTX, 12 g/m(2)), cisplatin (CDP 120 mg/m(2)) and doxorubicin (ADM 75-90 mg/m(2)) and high-dose ifosfamide (HDIFO). toxicity data from 1,051 courses (295 with MTX, 756 based on doxorubicin,(More)
A neoadjuvant chemotherapy protocol (1/93-1/95) for extremity osteosarcoma preoperatively using high-dose methotrexate (HDMTX) as single agent per cycle and three different combinations of other drugs (CDP/IFO,CDP/ADM,IFO/ADM) is reported. The four drugs were used postoperatively as single agents. Treatment was uniform, but suspended earlier if total(More)
A correlation between chemotherapy-induced necrosis and prognosis has been reported in Ewing sarcoma. To identify factors influencing histologic response data from 122 patients with Ewing sarcoma surgically treated were reviewed. Primary chemotherapy was based on vincristine, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, ifosfamide, actinomycin-D, and etoposide. Patients(More)
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a relatively common soft-tissue tumor. A more aggressive appearing fibrosarcoma may arise in DFSP, changing its biological behavior. CD34 and apolipoprotein-D are highly expressed in DFSP, but their prognostic significance is uncertain. DFSP and fibrosarcomatous-DFSP (FS-DFSP) patients referred to our institute(More)
From January 1986 to March 1993, 29 patients aged between 40 and 60 years with primary high grade osteosarcoma of the extremity were treated at Rizzoli Institute with neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Before surgery patients received cisplatin and adriamycin. Postoperatively, patients with a good histologic response received the same two drugs preoperatively used,(More)
Between September 1986 and September 1991, 44 patients with lung metastases originating from an osteosarcoma of an extremity were treated with: primary chemotherapy, simultaneous resection of primary and metastatic lesions (when feasible), and then further chemotherapy. After primary chemotherapy, lung metastases disappeared in 5 patients, whereas in 11(More)
The aim of this study was to identify predictive factors of late relapse in nonmetastatic osteosarcoma patients treated at the Rizzoli Institute from 1983 to 1997. Clinical features of patients who had late (>4 y of follow-up) or earlier recurrence were compared. Late relapse was reported in 24 (3.7%) of the 648 patients who entered the studies. A surgical(More)