Optimising the management of soft tissue tumours

Chris Hemmings*, Carina Miles, John Slavin, S. Fiona Bonar, Nicole Graf, Lyn Austen, David Thomas, Jayesh Desai, Peter Barry

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Abstract

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia is developing a series of protocols as an educational tool to assist pathologists in the reporting of relevant information for specific cancer specimens. The protocol for the management of soft tissue tumour resections has recently been released, and this document elaborates the relevant literature on which that protocol drew. Sarcoma is uncommon but is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, and its management is complex. Diagnostic errors are not uncommon and these can have disastrous effects on patient outcome. Sophisticated ancillary testing is often an important adjunct to diagnosis and prognostication. Referral to a specialist sarcoma unit is indicated for both adult and paediatric sarcoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-301
Number of pages7
JournalPathology
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Multidisciplinary team
  • Sarcoma
  • Structured reporting

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