Management of sarcomas in children, adolescents and adults: Interactions in two different age groups under the umbrellas of GSF-GETO and SFCE, with the support of the NETSARC+ network

Bull Cancer. 2021 Feb;108(2):163-176. doi: 10.1016/j.bulcan.2020.10.009. Epub 2021 Jan 14.


Sarcomas are a rare heterogeneous group of malignant neoplasms that can arise in almost any anatomic site and any age. Close collaboration among adult and pediatric cancer specialists in the management of these tumors is of foremost importance. In this review, we present the current multidisciplinary organization in care of patients with sarcoma in France and we review the main advances made in the last decades in systemic and radiotherapy treatment in the main sarcoma types diagnosed in children, adolescents and young adults (AYA), thanks to the international collaboration.

Keywords: AYA; Adults; Bone sarcoma; Children; Soft tissue sarcoma.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use
  • Bone Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Cancer Care Facilities* / organization & administration
  • Cancer Care Facilities* / supply & distribution
  • Child
  • Community Networks / organization & administration
  • Community Networks / supply & distribution
  • Europe
  • France
  • Humans
  • International Cooperation
  • Lung Neoplasms / radiotherapy
  • Lung Neoplasms / secondary
  • Maintenance Chemotherapy
  • Medical Oncology
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / radiotherapy
  • Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal / therapy
  • Osteosarcoma / therapy
  • Patient Care Team / organization & administration*
  • Radiotherapy Dosage
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma / therapy
  • Sarcoma / therapy*
  • Sarcoma, Alveolar Soft Part / therapy
  • Sarcoma, Ewing / therapy
  • Societies, Medical
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Young Adult