Molecular Profiling Of Sarcomas To Enable Clinical Prediction And Elucidate Molecular Pathogenesis

Grant number: 350432

Abstract

Sarcomas are uncommon cancers which affect the young, with a 50% mortality. Treatment involves an expert multidisciplinary approach, and even when effective often entails long-term loss of quality of life. Most sarcomas are treated with a combination of radiotherapy and surgery, which improves survival significantly compared to surgery alone. Radiotherapy does not help all patients, has side-effects and is expensive and time consuming. It would be useful to be able to identify patients who will not benefit from radiotherapy, to minimise unnecessary harm from treatment and offer alternate more effective therapies. Unfortunately, we cannot yet distinguish which tumours will respond and which w..

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