Journal article

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

Pathology | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2011

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 speciali..

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