There have been significant advances in the treatment of sarcomas in the past several years. Further, different clini- cal treatment programs are being advocated in different areas including surgery alone, surgery with preoperative or post- operative chemotherapy, surgery with different radiotherapy modalities, with each investigator espousing his own treat- ment program. On the other side, there is the question of whether these treatment programs are offering better results or whether the natural history of sarcomas has changed. The International Symposium on Sarcomas was held at Innisbrook Resort, Tarpon Springs, Florida, October 8-10, 1987. This was the first international symposium to date involving all of the disciplines treating sarcomas including pathologists, orthopaedic surgeons, general surgeons, medical oncologists, pediatric oncologists, and radiation oncol- ogists. The Symposium brought together a number of special- ists working in the clinical field of sarcomas for a presen- tation of their specific treatment programs and their results. The presentations were followed by panel discussions to stimulate educational debate as to the different forms of treatment for sarcomas and to formulate some conformity in control of disease, control of spread, and ultimate function for the patient. James R. Ryan, M.D.
`I enjoyed reading this book and feel sure that anyone in the field who was not at the symposium would find it required reading. For those who are intimately involved with this field, but would like a resume of the state of the art, it is an excellent small publication.'
Grading of Soft-Tissue Sarcomas.- Grading of Soft Tissue Sarcomas: Experience of the EORTC Soft Tissue and Bone Sarcoma Group.- Grading of Bone Tumors.- The Pathological Staging of Sarcomas.- The Diagnosis of Soft Tissue Tumors The Goteborg Experience.- The Role of the Pathologist in the Treatment of Osteosarcoma.- Musculoskeletal Tumor Staging - 1987 Update.- Electron Microscopy of Sarcomas.- Immunohistochemistry in Sarcomas.- Cellular Composition of Sarcomas.- Preoperative Evaluation of Extremity Sarcomas.- Open Biopsy of Sarcomas.- Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in Diagnosis and Management of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors.- The Role of Frozen Sections in the Diagnosis and Management of Bone and Soft-Tissue Tumors.- Surgical Management of Soft Tissue Sarcomas.- Limited Surgery and External Irradiation in Soft Tissue Sarcomas.- Brachytherapy and Limb-Sparing Resection in the Management of Soft Tissue Sarcoma.- Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy, Radiation, and Limited Surgery for High Grade Soft Tissue Sarcoma of the Extremity.- National Cancer Institute Experience in the Management of High-Grade Extremity Soft Tissue Sarcomas.- Adjuvant Therapy for Soft Tissue Sarcomas.- Pediatric Experience in Rhabdomyosarcoma.- Results of a Randomized Trial for the Treatment of Localized Soft Tissue Tumors (STS) of the Extremities in Adult Patients.- Soft Tissue Sarcomas - Japanese Experience.- European Experience of Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Soft Tissue Sarcoma: Interim Report of a Randomized Trial of CYVADIC Versus Control.- Results of the German Soft-Tissue Sarcoma Study.- A Pilot Study of Adriamycin, Dacarbazine and Ifosfamide in Advanced Adult Soft Tissue Sarcomas.- Chemotherapy of Advanced Soft Tissue Sarcomas.- Chemotherapy in Advanced Soft Tissue Sarcoma - The EORTC Experience.- Prognostic Indicators for Soft Tissue Sarcoma Patients with Pulmonary Metastases.- Pulmonary Resection in Sarcoma Metastases.- Treatment of Gynecologic Sarcomas.- The Current Role of Surgical Therapy in Ewing's Sarcoma.- The Role of Chemotherapy in the Management of Ewing's Sarcoma.- The Role of Radiation Therapy in the Management of Ewing's Sarcoma.- The German Pediatric Oncology (GPO) Cooperative Study on Ewing's Sarcoma.- Natural History of Osteosarcoma-Has it Changed?.- Limb Salvage for Osteosarcoma.- Pelvic Resection in Bone Sarcomas.- En Bloc Surgery for Osteogenic Sarcoma: Analysis and Review of 180 Cases.- The Use of Bone Allograft Transplants in the Management of Bone Tumors.- Surgical Alternatives to Standard Endoprosthetic Replacement and Allograft Reconstruction for Malignant Tumors of the Musculoskeletal System.- Arterial Infusion in the Treatment of Osteosarcoma.- Intra-Arterial Cis-Diamminedichloroplatinum-II in Pediatric Osteosarcoma: Relationship of Effect on Primary Tumor to Survival.- Adjuvant Chemotherapy in the Treatment of Osteosarcoma: Results of the Multi-Institutional Osteosarcoma Study.- Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Osteosarcoma. Results of a Prospective Study.- The German Pediatric Oncology (GPO) Cooperative Study on Osteosarcoma.- The Experience of T10 Protocol in the Pediatric Department of The Gustave Roussy Institute.- Adjuvant Treatment with Radiotherapy to the Lungs and/or Chemotherapy for Osteosarcoma of the Limbs.- Osteosarcoma - Japanese Experience.- New Therapeutic Directions in Sarcomas: Biologic and Cytoxic Modalities.