Survival Outcomes in Patients with Primary Cardiac Sarcoma in the United States

We aim to evaluate the survival outcomes of primary cardiac sarcoma in a US nationwide cancer database.
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Am Acad Orthop Surg Source Type: research
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Source: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Practical Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Cancer Genetics - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionTumor size of> 4.0 cm is an independent predictor of poor prognosis, and is associated with the surgical outcome in PCS patients. Surgery significantly improves the prognosis in PCS patients with tumor size> 4.0 cm. Our findings have the potential to assist clinicians to better evaluate the prognosis of PCS patients and develop optimal therapeutic strategies.
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Primary cardiac sarcoma (PCS) is a rare disease with poor prognosis. The survival had not improved in the past 20  years. Identification of prognostic factors and better treatment modalities to PCD is crucial to improve the outcome of PCS patients. AbstractBackgroundPrimary cardiac sarcoma (PCS) is a rare but often fatal disease. The current study aimed to analyze the impact of baseline demographics, local and systemic therapies in a contemporary cohort.MethodsClinical records of PCS across six institutions in three continents were reviewed. Kaplan ‐Meier method was used to estimate survival. Cox proportional hazard...
Source: Cancer Medicine - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of reviewOur purpose is to discuss the importance of multimodality imaging in the assessment of cardiac tumors and management. We have compiled a recent review of the scientific literature and embedded our clinical pathways and recommendations based on data and clinical experience.Recent findingsThe use of contrast echocardiography in the assessment of cardiac masses has been shown to be helpful in distinguishing tumor from thrombus. Deformation imaging of cardiac tumors has been shown to differentiate better rhabdomyomas from fibromas in pediatric patients. Cardiac MRI (CMR) appears to be helpful in determ...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
In this report, we described a case who underwent initial cardiac tumor resection, and was confirmed to be a pleomorphic undifferentiated sarcoma based on pathological findings. However, the patient complicated with cerebral infarction and subsequent brain metastasis sarcoma after the initial surgery, which was confirmed by brain tissue pathology. During the course of therapy, the patient underwent three surgical operations and refused to accept any chemotherapy and radiotherapy intervention. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report describing a primary cardiac sarcoma complicated with cerebral infarctio...
Source: Cancer Biomarkers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cancer Biomark Source Type: research
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Source: Case Reports in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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