Clin Transl Oncol 2021 Jun 1. Epub 2021 Jun 1.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University, North 15 West 7, Kita-Ku, Hokkaido, Sapporo, 060-8638, Japan.
Purpose: The objectives of this study were to clarify whether resection of primary tumor in the extremities for patients with metastatic soft-tissue sarcoma (STS) improves survival, and to clarify patient groups for whom primary tumor resection should be considered.
Methods/patients: Using the surveillance, epidemiology, and end results database, we identified 1453 patients with metastatic STS of the extremities at initial presentation between 1983 and 2016. Of these 1453 patients, 898 patients underwent primary tumor resection (Surgery group), and 555 patients did not (No-surgery group). Read More