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Bone sarcoma 

Bone sarcoma
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Bone sarcoma
Author(s):

Helen Hatcher

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199664535.003.0024
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date: 18 August 2019

Soft tissue sarcomas (STS) represent a group of heterogeneous tumours with distinct clinico-pathological and genetic characteristics. Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is the most common childhood STS and its histological subtypes include embryonal, alveolar and pleomorphic. The optimal management include intensive chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy and/or surgery tailored to the individual sites of disease and prognostic group. Specific gene arrangements have a role in prognosis.

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