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"The Cochrane Library: Adjuvant chemotherapy for localised resectable soft tissue sarcoma in adults Intervention Review" icon

The Cochrane Library: Adjuvant chemotherapy for localised resectable soft tissue sarcoma in adults Intervention Review

Adjuvant chemotherapy aims to lessen the recurrence of cancer after surgery with or without radiotherapy. The objective of this review was to assess the effects of adjuvant chemotherapy in adults with resectable soft tissue sarcoma after such local treatment. There is evidence that doxorubicin-based chemotherapy after initial treatment reduces recurrence, either at the original site or elsewhere in the body. Chemotherapy also seems to increase the length of time patients live, but this is less certain.Greater benefit was seen in men and those whose tumour originated in a limb, but these results may have occurred by chance.
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