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22-04-2016 | Sarcoma | Book chapter | Article

Soft Tissue Sarcoma Brachytherapy

Authors: MD James Fontanesi, MD Michael Mott, MD Jeffrey Margolis, MS, PA-C Gabrielle Monit, MD Alain Gerbaulet

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

Abstract

Soft tissue sarcomas (STS) are a diffuse group of malignancies that arise from connective tissues such as fat, muscle, nerves, and blood vessels. They account for approximately 1 % of all adult malignancies and approximately 10 % of pediatric malignancies. They do not respect age, appearing in all age groups. Here we present brachytherapy as primary therapy or an adjunct to management.

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