Long-term outcomes in extremity soft tissue sarcoma after a pathologically negative re-resection and without radiotherapy
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
Patients with a pathologically negative re-excision represent a heterogeneous group. Whereas the overall rate of local recurrence at 5 years was 9% for the entire cohort, patients with older age and/or stage III disease had a higher rate of LR. Therefore, treatment decisions especially with regard to adjuvant RT should be individualized and not be based solely on the finding of a negative re-resection.