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Treatment Approaches and Outcomes for Primary Mediastinal Sarcoma: Analysis of 976 Patients

Friday, August 3, 2018

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Kathryn E. Engelhardt, Malcolm M. DeCamp, Anthony D. Yang, Karl Y. Bilimoria, David D. Odell

Engelhardt and colleagues reviewed cases of mediastinal sarcoma in the US National Cancer Database from 2004 to 2012. Overall survival at five years was poor, at only 14.8%, and just under half of patients underwent surgical resection. For patients receiving surgery, an R0 resection was associated with better survival (30.1% versus 18.9%), and surgery combined with radiation therapy was associated with the best survival (40.1%).

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