Soft Tissue Sarcoma
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2021 ◽  
Vol 14 (9) ◽  
pp. 927
Agustos Cetin Ozbey ◽  
David Combarel ◽  
Vianney Poinsignon ◽  
Christine Lovera ◽  
Esma Saada ◽  

Pazopanib is a potent multi-targeted kinase inhibitor approved for the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma and soft tissue sarcoma. The pharmacokinetics of pazopanib is characterized by a significant inter- and intra-patient variability and a target through plasma concentration of 20.5 mg·L−1. However, routine monitoring of trough plasma concentrations at fixed hours is difficult in daily practice. Herein, we aimed to characterize the pharmacokinetic (PK) profile of pazopanib and to identify a target area under the curve (AUC) more easily extrapolated from blood samples obtained at various timings after drug intake. A population pharmacokinetic (popPK) model was constructed to analyze pazopanib PK and to estimate the pazopanib clearance of a patient regardless of the time of sampling. Data from the therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of patients with cancer at Institute Gustave Roussy and a clinical study (phase I/II) that evaluates the tolerance to pazopanib were used. From the individual clearance, it is then possible to obtain the patient’s AUC. A target AUC for maximum efficacy and minimum side effects of 750 mg·h·L−1 was determined. The comparison of the estimated AUC with the target AUC would enable us to determine whether plasma exposure is adequate or whether it would be necessary to propose therapeutic adjustments.

ESMO Open ◽  
2021 ◽  
Vol 6 (5) ◽  
pp. 100258
E. Younger ◽  
R.L. Jones ◽  
D. den Hollander ◽  
V.L.M.N. Soomers ◽  
I.M.E. Desar ◽  

Charles A Gusho ◽  
Christopher W Seder ◽  
Nicolas Lopez-Hisijos ◽  
Alan T Blank ◽  
Marta Batus

Abstract OBJECTIVES This study investigated the outcomes of sarcoma patients with lung metastases who underwent pulmonary metastasectomy (PM), compared to patients who underwent medical management alone. The secondary objective was to compare survival after PM between variables of interest. METHODS This was a retrospective review of 565 sarcoma patients with confirmed, isolated pulmonary metastasis identified from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results database between 2010 and 2015. 1:4 propensity score matching was used to select PM and non-PM groups. The multivariable Cox proportional hazards model was used to analyse prognostic factors of disease-free survival (DFS). RESULTS Of the eligible 565 patients, 59 PM patients were matched to 202 non-PM patients in a final ratio of 3.4. After propensity matching, there were no significant differences in baseline characteristics between PM and non-PM patients. The median DFS after PM was 32 months (interquartile range 18–59), compared to 20 months (interquartile range 7–40) in patients without PM (P = 0.032). Using a multivariable Cox proportional hazards model, metastasectomy (hazard ratio 0.536, 95% confidence interval 0.33–0.85; P = 0.008) was associated with improved DFS. In a subset analysis of patients who underwent PM only, the median DFS was longer in males compared to females (P = 0.021), as well as in bone sarcoma compared to soft tissue sarcoma (P = 0.014). CONCLUSIONS For sarcoma patients with metastatic lung disease, PM appears to improve the prognosis compared to medical management. Furthermore, there may be a survival association with gender and tumour origin in patients who underwent PM. These data may be used to inform the surgical indications and eligibility criteria for metastasectomy in this setting.

2021 ◽  
Vol 11 (1) ◽  
Mark M. Zaki ◽  
Leila A. Mashouf ◽  
Eleanor Woodward ◽  
Pinky Langat ◽  
Saksham Gupta ◽  

AbstractGliosarcoma is an aggressive brain tumor with histologic features of glioblastoma (GBM) and soft tissue sarcoma. Despite its poor prognosis, its rarity has precluded analysis of its underlying biology. We used a multi-center database to characterize the genomic landscape of gliosarcoma. Sequencing data was obtained from 35 gliosarcoma patients from Genomics Evidence Neoplasia Information Exchange (GENIE) 5.0, a database curated by the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR). We analyzed genomic alterations in gliosarcomas and compared them to GBM (n = 1,449) and soft tissue sarcoma (n = 1,042). 30 samples were included (37% female, median age 59 [IQR: 49–64]). Nineteen common genes were identified in gliosarcoma, defined as those altered in > 5% of samples, including TERT Promoter (92%), PTEN (66%), and TP53 (60%). Of the 19 common genes in gliosarcoma, 6 were also common in both GBM and soft tissue sarcoma, 4 in GBM alone, 0 in soft tissue sarcoma alone, and 9 were more distinct to gliosarcoma. Of these, BRAF harbored an OncoKB level 1 designation, indicating its status as a predictive biomarker of response to an FDA-approved drug in certain cancers. EGFR, CDKN2A, NF1, and PTEN harbored level 4 designations in solid tumors, indicating biological evidence of these biomarkers predicting a drug-response. Gliosarcoma contains molecular features that overlap GBM and soft tissue sarcoma, as well as its own distinct genomic signatures. This may play a role in disease classification and inclusion criteria for clinical trials. Gliosarcoma mutations with potential therapeutic indications include BRAF, EGFR, CDKN2A, NF1, and PTEN.

2021 ◽  
Vol 11 (1) ◽  
Miroslava Cernakova ◽  
Gerhard M. Hobusch ◽  
Gabriele Amann ◽  
Philipp T. Funovics ◽  
Reinhard Windhager ◽  

AbstractCore needle biopsy (CNB) is gaining in importance due to its advantages in the matter of patient morbidity, time and cost. Nevertheless, controversies still exist regarding the biopsy technique of choice for the accurate diagnosis of soft tissue sarcoma (STS). This retrospective cohort study compared the diagnostic performance between ultrasound-guided CNB and incisional biopsy (IB), both performed by orthopedic surgeons. The aims of the study were to answer the following questions: (1) Is ultrasound-guided CNB a highly reliable modality for diagnosing STSs? (2) Is CNB equally useful to IB for identifying histologic subtype? (3) Had patients who underwent CNB a reduced risk of complications? One-hundred and fifty-three patients who underwent resection of soft tissue sarcoma were classified into two groups according to biopsy technique prior to surgery; CNB group (n = 95) and IB group (n = 58). The final surgical specimens were in 40 patients liposarcoma (myxoid, pleomorphic and dedifferentiated), 39 undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (UPS), 33 myxofibrosarcoma, 10 synovial sarcoma, 10 leiomyosarcoma and in the remaining 21 patients different soft tissue sarcoma entities. Sarcoma location of 71 patients was in the thigh, 19 in the lower leg, 22 in the upper arm and shoulder area; 10 in the knee and gluteal region, 9 in the thoracic region, the residual 12 in other body areas. Malignancy was correctly diagnosed in 87% (83 of 95) for the CNB group and 93% (54/58) for the IB group. Correct identification rate of histologic subtype was 80% (76 of 95) in the CNB group and 83% (48 of 58) in the IB group. There were no significant differences in the correct diagnosis rates of malignancy and subtype between the two techniques. No complications were seen in the CNB group, whereas 2 patients in whom IB was performed developed pulmonary embolism and 1 patient surgical site infection. Ultrasound-guided CNB is highly accurate and not inferior to IB in diagnosing the dignity of lesions and histologic subtype in patients with suspected STSs.

2021 ◽  
Vol 57 (3) ◽  
pp. 256
Muhammad Husni Tamrin ◽  
Wahjoe Djatisoesanto

Chondrosarcoma is a rare variant of bladder tumor and one of the rare types of soft tissue sarcoma. This case happened on a 36-year-old male who complained of lumps in his lower abdomen, accompanied by difficulties in passing urine and painful urination, without hematuria. We performed TURBT and histopathological examination showed low-grade chondrosarcoma. The patient was diagnosed with low-grade bladder chondrosarcoma. The patient was treated for chemotherapy and radiotherapy. However, after undergoing one cycle of chemotherapy, the patient refused to continue the therapy.

2021 ◽  
pp. clincanres.2001.2021
Michael B. Livingston ◽  
Megan H. Jagosky ◽  
Myra M. Robinson ◽  
William A. Ahrens ◽  
Jennifer H. Benbow ◽  

2021 ◽  
Vol 15 ◽  
Babita Kataria ◽  
Aparna Sharma ◽  
Bivas Biswas ◽  
Sameer Bakhshi ◽  
Deepam Pushpam

2021 ◽  
Rebecca Tierce ◽  
Tiffany Martin ◽  
Kelly L. Hughes ◽  
Lauren Harrison ◽  
Katy L. Swancutt ◽  

Canine soft tissue sarcoma (STS) has served as a preclinical model for radiation, hyperthermia, experimental therapeutics, and tumor microenvironmental research for decades. Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) demonstrates promising results for the control of various tumors in human and veterinary medicine; however, there is limited clinical data for the management of STS with SBRT. In this retrospective study, we aimed to define overall efficacy and toxicity of SBRT for the treatment of macroscopic canine STS to establish this preclinical model for comparative oncology research. Fifty-two canine patients met inclusion criteria. Total radiation dose prescribed ranged from 20–50 Gy delivered in 1–5 fractions. Median progression-free survival time (PFST) was 173 days and overall survival time (OST) 228 days. Best overall response was evaluable in 46 patients, with 30.4% responding to treatment (complete response n = 3; partial response n = 11). For responders, OST significantly increased to 475 days vs. 201 days (P = 0.009). Prognostic factors identified by multivariable Cox regressions included size of tumor and metastasis at presentation. Dogs were 3× more likely to progress (P = 0.009) or 3.5× more likely to experience death (P = 0.003) at all times of follow up if they presented with metastatic disease. Similarly, every 100-cc increase in tumor volume resulted in a 5% increase in the risk of progression (P = 0.002) and death (P = 0.001) at all times of follow up. Overall, 30.8% of patients developed acute toxicities, 7.7% grade 3; 28.8% of patients developed late toxicities, 11.5% grade 3. Increased dose administered to the skin significantly affected toxicity development. SBRT serves as a viable treatment option to provide local tumor control for canine macroscopic STS, particularly those with early-stage disease and smaller tumors. The results of this study will help to define patient inclusion criteria and to set dose limits for preclinical canine STS trials involving SBRT.

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