Winston W Huh

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BACKGROUND Traditionally, physicians have believed that limb-salvage surgery has functional and cosmetic advantages over amputation, yet the literature is equivocal. Therefore, we sought to compare the psychosocial and functional outcomes in osteosarcoma survivors after limb-salvage surgery and amputation. We hypothesized there to be neither psychosocial(More)
PURPOSE To assess local control, event-free survival (EFS), and overall survival (OS) rates in 71 patients with localized, completely resected (Group I) alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ALV RMS) and their relation to radiation therapy (RT) on IRSG Protocols III and IV, 1984-1997. METHODS Chart review and standard statistical procedures. PATIENTS AND TUMORS:(More)
PURPOSE Chemotherapy during radiation and/or bone-seeking radioisotope therapy (153-samarium; 1 mCi/kg) during radiation may improve osteosarcoma cancer control. PATIENTS AND METHODS We analyzed our preliminary radiation experience in high-risk, metastatic, and/or recurrent patients during a consecutive period of 20 months (May 2005-December 2006). (More)
BACKGROUND To the best of the authors' knowledge, there has been relatively little research published to date regarding very long-term survivors of childhood and adolescent osteosarcoma. In the current study, the authors compared the very long-term survival outcomes of patients with osteosarcoma who were treated with either limb salvage procedures or(More)
Gastric adenocarcinoma (GAC) is an extremely rare cancer in children with very limited information on the clinical presentation and outcome. We report five pediatric patients with GAC-treated between 1990 and 2008 at our institution. Median age at diagnosis was 17 years (range: 8-17). Our case series suggests that pediatric GAC patients present with diffuse(More)
Pediatric soft tissue sarcomas (STS) are a heterogeneous group of tumors. Rhabdomyosarcomas (RMS) are the most common histologic subtype, while synovial sarcomas and undifferentiated sarcomas are among the more common non-rhabdomyosarcomatous soft tissue sarcomas (NRSTS) encountered. While the survival outcome for certain groups of RMS patients is quite(More)
BACKGROUND New investigational agents and chemotherapy regimens including cyclophosphamide + topotecan, temozolomide + irinotecan, and anti-IGF-1R antibodies in Ewing's sarcoma (ES) and liposomal muramyltripeptide phosphatidylethanolamine (L-MTP-PE), aerosol therapy, and bone-specific agents in osteosarcoma (OS) may improve survival and/or quality of life(More)
Anthracyclines have a central role in the treatment of cancer in pediatric patients but confer an increased risk of cardiac dysfunction. Several strategies have been employed to help reduce anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity, including pretreating the patient with the iron chelator dexrazoxane and infusing the dose of anthracycline over a longer period.(More)
To report the outcomes and early to long term treatment complications among pediatric patients with major salivary gland malignancies treated at a single institution. This study was a retrospective case review set at a tertiary referral cancer center. Patients less than 19 years of age with a diagnosis of a major salivary gland malignancy were identified at(More)
In children with cancer, suboptimal nutrition states are common consequences of the disease and its treatment. These nutrition states have been attributed to a number of etiologies dependent on the patient's tumor type and treatment, and are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Interventions vary from psychosocial to pharmacological and(More)