Prognosis of children with soft tissue sarcoma who relapse after achieving a complete response. A report from the Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study I.


Four hundred and twenty-three children with newly-diagnosed soft-tissue sarcoma were treated on the Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study I from November 1972 through December 1976. After institution of therapy, 341/423 (80.6%) achieved a complete response (no detectable tumor), but 115/341 (33.7%) subsequently relapsed. The types and efficacy of management… (More)


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