Article Abstract

Surgical management of retroperitoneal sarcoma and opportunities for global collaboration

Authors: Jennifer Wang, Valerie P. Grignol, Alessandro Gronchi, Cheng-Hua Luo, Raphael E. Pollock, William W. Tseng


Retroperitoneal sarcomas (RPS) are rare cancers that often reach massive size before detection. The mainstay of treatment for RPS is surgical resection, and complete resection is the only chance for potential cure. The management of RPS can be challenging and in individual cases, radiation and systemic therapy may be beneficial in both primary and recurrent disease. Further research through multi-institutional collaboration, ideally on a global level, is needed to better understand RPS and optimize management of this disease.