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Type and Incidence of Soft Tissue Sarcomas in Korea: 2001-2007

Title
Type and Incidence of Soft Tissue Sarcomas in Korea: 2001-2007
Authors
Choiu, Kyung UnKang, Hae YounKoo, HeasooKwon, Mi SeonKim, Dong-HoonKim, Mi-JungKim, Su JinKim, Young-SillKim, Chul HwanPark, Yong-KooPark, Hye-RimPaik, Seung SamYoo, Jin YoungLee, AnhiLee, Jae HyukLee, HyekyungJang, Kyu YunChu, Young ChaeChoi, Joon HyukKorean Bone Soft Tissue Pathology
Ewha Authors
구혜수
SCOPUS Author ID
구혜수scopus
Issue Date
2011
Journal Title
KOREAN JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY
ISSN
1738-1843JCR Link
Citation
vol. 45, no. 6, pp. 557 - 563
Keywords
SarcomaKoreaIncidenceTypePrognosis
Publisher
KOREAN SOCIETY PATHOLOGISTS
Indexed
SCOPUS WOS scopus
Abstract
Background: The Korean Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology Study Group of the Korean Society of Pathologists conducted a nationwide retrospective analysis of soft tissue sarcoma (STS) to provide the clinicopathologic characteristics of STS within the population of the Republic of Korea. Methods: The cases of STS were collected during a 7-year period (2001-2007) from 19 institutes in Korea. All cases were classified according to the histologic criteria proposed by the World Health Organization. Clinicopathologic data were reviewed. Results: Data from 722 patients (median age, 50 years) were collected. Data showed a slight male predominance. The most frequent types of STS in decreasing order were liposarcoma, malignant fibrous histiocytoma, leiomyosarcoma, and synovial sarcoma. STS occurred throughout the body, although approximately half (47.8%) were located in the extremities. The majority of STS was histologically classified as high grade with a large tumor size (> 5 cm). The overall survival rate for the patients was 76.3% (median follow-up time, 26 months; range, 1 to 89 months). Histologic grade, tumor size, American Joint Committee on Cancer stage, tumor site, and resection status were prognostic. Significant independent adverse prognostic factors were large tumor size (> 5 cm) and tumor site other than extremities. Conclusions: We reported the distribution and characteristics of STS in the Republic of Korea.
DOI
10.4132/KoreanJPathol.2011.45.6.557
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