Clinical course of nonvisceral soft tissue leiomyosarcoma in 225 patients from the Scandinavian Sarcoma Group (pages 282–291)
Catarina Svarvar, Tom Böhling, Örjan Berlin, Pelle Gustafson, Gunnar Follerås, Bodil Bjerkehagen, Henryk A. Domanski, Kirsten Sundby Hall, Erkki Tukiainen and Carl Blomqvist, and the Scandinavian Sarcoma Group Leiomyosarcoma Working Group
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.22395
The authors analyzed the current series of 225 patients with leiomyosarcoma to investigate the relation between clinical characteristics and outcome. Higher malignancy grade, larger tumor size, and deeper tumor location were correlated significantly with decreased metastasis-free survival, inadequate local treatment was correlated with local recurrence, and high malignancy grade was correlated with decreased overall survival.