Preoperative vs postoperative radiation therapy for extremity soft tissue sarcoma: controversy and present management.

@article{Wolfson2005PreoperativeVP,
  title={Preoperative vs postoperative radiation therapy for extremity soft tissue sarcoma: controversy and present management.},
  author={Aaron H. Wolfson},
  journal={Current opinion in oncology},
  year={2005},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={357-60}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The 5-year results of the Canadian multicenter prospectively randomized phase III trial that compared preoperative with postoperative radiotherapy for patients with extremity soft tissue sarcomas were recently presented at the 2004 meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. These latter findings serve as an impetus for this current review to assess the optimal sequencing of adjuvant radiotherapy for such patients undergoing limb-preserving surgery. RECENT FINDINGS… CONTINUE READING