National survey on the treatment of sarcomas in Spain

Cir Esp (Engl Ed). 2022 Apr;100(4):193-201. doi: 10.1016/j.cireng.2022.03.016. Epub 2022 Apr 28.


Surgical units attending sarcomas in Spain are poor studied. The aim is to know the management of this pathology to identify areas of improvement through multicenter study based on a voluntary survey. The survey was completed by 74 surgeons of different hospitals, which 32,4% is exclusively dedicated to sarcomas. Only 24.3% declared to receive specific training in sarcomas. The most frequent type of hospital was the third level (56.8%), where 38,1% of the surgeons belong to societies or working-groups in sarcoma fields vs. 9,4% in first-second levels. The number of surgeons with specific theoretical training and papers published in this field are higher in third level hospitals. 55,4% belonged to a multidisciplinary unit. A multidisciplinary team was available in 57% of third level hospital vs 28% in others. Most services in charge of this patients are characterized by deficient specialization, low workload and the absence of a multidisciplinary team.

Keywords: Centro de referencia; Encuesta; Equipo multidisciplinar; Multidisciplinary team; Reference center; Sarcomas; Survey.

Publication types

  • Multicenter Study

MeSH terms

  • Hospitals
  • Humans
  • Sarcoma* / epidemiology
  • Sarcoma* / pathology
  • Sarcoma* / therapy
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms*
  • Spain / epidemiology
  • Surveys and Questionnaires