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David Schottenfeld and Joseph F. Fraumeni

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195149616

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.001.0001

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Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Soft Tissue Sarcoma

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(p.959) 49 Soft Tissue Sarcoma
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Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
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BERWICK MARIANNE

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0049

Soft tissue sarcoma (STS) is a rare tumor, occurring in approximately 1 to 2 of every 100,000 individuals worldwide, and constitutes about 0.6% of all cancer cases and 0.7% of all cancer deaths. Prognosis is generally poor with a relative survival rate of approximately 67% at five years, with little difference by race. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of STS. Topics covered include classification, demographic patterns, environmental factors, host factors, pathogenesis, and preventive measures.

Keywords:   soft tissues, sarcomas, cancer risk, cancer epidemiology, cancer prevention

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