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Soft Tissue Sarcoma

BERWICK MARIANNE

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Third edition

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149616
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0049
Soft Tissue Sarcoma

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Soft tissue sarcoma (STS) is a rare tumor, occurring in approximately 1 to 2 of every 100,000 individuals worldwide, and constitutes about 0.6% of all cancer cases and 0.7% of all cancer deaths. Prognosis is generally poor with a relative survival rate of approximately 67% at five years, with little difference by race. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of STS. Topics covered include classification, demographic patterns, environmental factors, host factors, pathogenesis, and preventive measures.

Keywords: soft tissues; sarcomas; cancer risk; cancer epidemiology; cancer prevention

Chapter.  15503 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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