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A call to arms (and legs)
Article first published online: 10 AUG 2009
Copyright © 2009 American Cancer Society
Volume 115, Issue 18, pages 4046–4054, 15 September 2009
How to Cite
Barr, R. D. and Wunder, J. S. (2009), Bone and soft tissue sarcomas are often curable—But at what cost?. Cancer, 115: 4046–4054. doi: 10.1002/cncr.24458
This article is based on an invited presentation to the Musculo-Skeletal Tumor Society during the 75th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, San Francisco, California, March 5-9, 2008.
Dedicated to the memory of our late colleague, Dr. Nigel Colterjohn, who died on March 31, 2008 at the age of 47.
- Issue published online: 4 SEP 2009
- Article first published online: 10 AUG 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 3 FEB 2009
- Manuscript Revised: 29 DEC 2008
- Manuscript Received: 22 SEP 2008
Even if the number of amputations per year has decreased with time, limb salvage surgery may not offer a better functional outcome and health-related quality of life for young people with bone and soft tissue sarcomas of the lower limb.