Medline ® Abstract for Reference 86
of 'Clinical features, evaluation, and treatment of retroperitoneal soft tissue sarcoma'
Preoperative therapy for soft tissue sarcoma.
Eilber F, Eckardt J, Rosen G, Forscher C, Selch M, Fu YS
Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 1995;9(4):817.
Soft tissue sarcomas appear to be an ideal tumor type for delivering preoperative therapy. The rationale for preoperative therapy is that it is delivered to undisturbed tissue planes with well-oxygenated tissue. This is of great benefit for radiation therapy, because with new computed tomography scan treatment planning it is possible to completely delineate the tumor without surgical clips or postoperative hematoma (or both) obscuring the tumor margin.
University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, USA.