Alveolar soft part sarcoma: clinical course and patterns of metastasis in 70 patients treated at a single institution.

@article{Portera2001AlveolarSP,
  title={Alveolar soft part sarcoma: clinical course and patterns of metastasis in 70 patients treated at a single institution.},
  author={Charles A. Portera and Vivian Ho and Shreyaskumar Patel and Kelly K. Hunt and Barry Feig and Paula M Respondek and Alan Yasko and Robert S Benjamin and Raphael E Pollock and Peter W. T. Pisters},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2001},
  volume={91 3},
  pages={
          585-91
        }
}
BACKGROUND Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) is a rare form of soft tissue sarcoma. Brain metastases have been reported to be a common feature of Stage IV ASPS, and recent practice guidelines recommend routine intracranial imaging as part of the staging evaluation in all patients who present with ASPS. METHODS The authors performed a comprehensive retrospective review of the clinical presentation, treatment, outcome, and patterns of failure in a consecutive series of patients with localized… CONTINUE READING
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