Current as of December 10, 2023
This is a randomized study. Patients undergo surgical excision of all gross disease and then are randomized to Arm I or Arm II. Arm I: Radiotherapy. Involved-field irradiation. Arm II: No further treatment.
- DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:
- Biopsy-proven grade I soft tissue sarcoma or one of the following benign but highly invasive soft tissue tumors:
- Abdominal and extra-abdominal fibromatosis (desmoid,
- aggressive fibromatosis),
- Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans,
- Intramuscular lipoma (infiltrating lipoma),
- Diffuse lipomatosis,
- Leiomyoma of deep soft tissue,
- Diffuse giant cell tumor of tendon sheath (proliferative synovitis).
- No clinical evidence of metastases in regional nodes or more distant sites.
- No primary intraperitoneal or retroperitoneal tumors.
- Resection of all gross tumor at the time of surgical excision required (margins may be pathologically positive or negative).
- No von Recklinghausen's disease.
- PRIOR/CONCURRENT THERAPY:
- Biologic Therapy: Not specified.
- Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy for sarcoma.
- Endocrine Therapy: Not specified.
- Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy for sarcoma.
- Surgery: No more than 4 months since definitive surgery for
- primary lesion or recurrence.
- No prior amputation.
- PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:
- Age: 18 and over.
- Performance status: Not specified.
- Hematopoietic: Not specified.
- Hepatic: No cirrhosis.
- Renal: No evidence of severe renal impairment.
- Cardiovascular: No ischemic heart disease.
- No prior malignancy except basal cell carcinoma.
- No serious infection.
- No active bleeding disorder.
- No severe concomitant disease.
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