A Phase III Randomized Study of Preoperative Radiation Therapy Plus Surgery Versus Surgery Alone for Patients With Retroperitoneal Sarcoma (RPS)
RATIONALE: Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumour cells. Giving radiation
therapy before surgery may make the tumour smaller and reduce the amount of normal tissue
that needs to be removed. It is not yet known whether surgery is more effective with or
without radiation therapy in treating nonmetastatic retroperitoneal soft tissue sarcoma.
PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying radiation therapy followed by surgery
to see how well it works compared with surgery alone in treating patients with previously
untreated nonmetastatic retroperitoneal soft tissue sarcoma.
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