Radiation therapy for alveolar soft-part sarcoma

Med Pediatr Oncol. 1994;22(6):380-3. doi: 10.1002/mpo.2950220605.


A clinical experience with radiotherapy in 18 patients with alveolar soft-part sarcoma is presented. Adjuvant radiotherapy was associated with prolonged local control in six of six patients without metastatic disease at diagnosis; later one patient relapsed systematically. Meaningful palliation was achieved in all patients with extra-skeletal (and possibly skeletal) metastatic disease. Radiation therapy may be beneficial for patients with alveolar soft-part sarcoma by enhancing local control achieved with limited surgery, by retarding progression of metastatic deposits, and by providing meaningful palliation.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arm
  • Axilla
  • Bone Neoplasms / radiotherapy
  • Bone Neoplasms / secondary
  • Chemotherapy, Adjuvant
  • Elbow
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / radiotherapy
  • Lung Neoplasms / secondary
  • Lymphatic Metastasis
  • Male
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Palliative Care*
  • Pelvic Neoplasms / radiotherapy
  • Radiotherapy Dosage
  • Radiotherapy, High-Energy
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Sarcoma, Alveolar Soft Part / mortality
  • Sarcoma, Alveolar Soft Part / pathology
  • Sarcoma, Alveolar Soft Part / radiotherapy*
  • Sarcoma, Alveolar Soft Part / secondary
  • Survival Rate
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / radiotherapy