Article Abstract

Decision-making for palliative versus curative intent treatment of retroperitoneal sarcoma (RPS)

Authors: Deanna Ng, Carol J. Swallow

Abstract

Curative treatment of RPS is predicated on complete macroscopic resection, but this is not appropriate in all cases, for a variety of tumour-, patient- and/or treatment-related reasons. Here we review the available literature to glean data that can guide patient selection for major extirpative surgery with its attendant risks or for palliative-intent management that emphasizes quality of life.