SARCOMA: Does histotype-tailored neoadjuvant therapy improve outcomes?

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Patients with metastatic soft-tissue sarcoma can benefit from systemic therapy, but the best drug combinations for the different disease subtypes remain to be established. Recently, great emphasis has been placed on histology-based chemotherapy regimens. Herein, we discuss the results of a recently published study demonstrating that some of these regimens are not superior to standard-of-care chemotherapy in the neoadjuvant setting.Refers to Gronchi, A. et al. Histotype-tailored neoadjuvant chemotherapy versus standard chemotherapy in patients with high-risk soft-tissue sarcomas (ISG-STS 1001): an international, open-label, randomised, controlled, phase 3, multicentre trial. Lancet Oncol.18, 812-822 (2017).

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