New Frontiers in Management and Treatment for Soft Tissue Sarcoma

A special issue of Current Oncology (ISSN 1718-7729).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 December 2021) | Viewed by 468

Special Issue Editors

Department of Abdominal Cancer, ENETs Center of Excellence, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, IRCCS, Fondazione “G. Pascale”, Naples, Italy
Interests: management of soft tissue sarcomas and osteosarcomas from diagnosis to the cure; medical approach of the GIST; predictive factors of outcome and prognosis; epigenetic and genetic changes in soft-tissue sarcomas
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Dr. Antonio Pizzolorusso
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Co-Guest Editor
Sarcomas and Rare Tumors Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, IRCCS, Fondazione “G. Pascale”, Naples, Italy
Interests: management of soft tissue sarcomas and osteosarcomas from diagnosis to the cure; medical approach of the GIST; predictive factors of outcome and prognosis; epigenetic and genetic changes in soft tissue sarcomas
Sarcomas and Rare Tumors Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, IRCCS, Fondazione “G. Pascale”, Naples, Italy
Interests: management of soft tissue sarcomas and osteosarcomas from diagnosis to the cure; medical approach of the GIST; predictive factors of outcome and prognosis; epigenetic and genetic changes in soft tissue sarcomas

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sarcomas are a rare and heterogeneous group of tumors that can arise in different types of body tissues, representing the 1% of neoplasms affecting both adults and children. They are usually caused by a variety of factors, such as exposure to chemical compounds, radiation, infections, and genetic diseases. Sarcomas can be divided into two large families: sarcomas of soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, adipose tissue, blood vessels or lymphatics and nerves) and sarcomas of bone. Sarcomas are very heterogeneous tumors both biologically and for their clinical behavior. Indeed, the management of these diseases requires a multidisciplinary team consisting of a wide range of members, such as oncologists, endocrinologists, pathologists, nuclear medicine specialists, radiologists, and molecular biologists. Sarcoma mortality rate is relatively high: global survival after 5 years from the diagnosis is around 65%, even though, in recent years, an improvement of survival has occurred thanks to the improvement of screening strategies, diagnostic tools, and surgical techniques. Less defined is the role of chemotherapy and radiotherapy in modifying the prognosis both in adjuvant and metastatic disease.

In this Special Issue, we invite original studies and review articles on the diagnosis, biology, genetic and epigenetic aspects, epidemiology, and novel therapeutic options of sarcomas. The Special Issue also encourages papers evaluating aspects related to the quality of life of patients with sarcomas and any therapies and/or support procedures to improve patients’ quality of life.

Dr. Salvatore Tafuto
Dr. Antonio Pizzolorusso
Dr. Lucia Cannella
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • soft tissue sarcomas
  • sarcoma management
  • multidisciplinary approach
  • chemotherapy
  • target therapy
  • immunotherapy
  • sarcoma biomarkers
  • epigenomics

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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