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Assessment of the Functional Outcome and Quality of Life in Sarcoma Patients

Primary bone and soft tissue sarcomas are an exceptionally rare form of cancer, collectively accounting for only 1% of all malignancies diagnosed. Sarcomas often occur in the patients' extremities and treatment typically involves limb salvage surgery with bone and/or muscle resection. These surgeries often leave the patients with disfigurements, psychological trauma, and functional disabilities. Perhaps, the most difficult and life-altering decision that patients (and their parents) with primary bone sarcomas about the knee joint have to make, involves choosing the type of surgical procedure that will provide them with the outcome that meets their functional as well as aesthetic expectations. In literature, the quality of life for patients with osteosarcoma around the knee joint after three different surgical procedures, that is, amputation, endoprosthetic reconstruction and rotationplasty was evaluated. There was found that patients treated with rotationplasty showed significantly higher functional scores compared to the two other groups of patients. Also, researchers investigated the long-term quality of life after bone sarcoma surgery around the knee joint and found that, despite the functional disability, survivors were busy with work, study, relationships, and sometimes they have founded a family. Most published reports in the literature on assessment of gait in the lower-extremity sarcoma survivors were focused on bone sarcoma patients after wide resection and endoprosthetic reconstruction. To the knowledge of the investigator, there has been no published studies on gait analysis after resection of soft tissue sarcomas (STS) of the lower extremity. The rare and heterogeneous aspects of STS and the paucity of knowledge of movement strategies in these patients hinder the development of effective rehabilitation protocols for recovering movement after resection of STS in the lower limb.

Leuven, Vlaams-BrabantStart: October 2021
In Vivo Lung Perfusion for Pulmonary Metastases of Sarcoma

Sarcoma which has spread to the lungs is most often treated with surgery. Even with surgery, most patients will not be cured and will die from their disease, probably because of small cancer cells that are present in the lungs at the time of surgery, but cannot be seen or detected. It is for this reason that we are looking for a better treatment. Giving chemotherapy after surgery is generally not recommended because it has significant side effects and no benefit has been proven. This study is investigating a new technique for delivering chemotherapy directly into the lungs at the time of surgery. Delivering chemotherapy directly to the lungs could potentially kill any microscopic cancer cells that are present in the lungs at the time of surgery, while sparing other major organs in the body from the side effects of chemotherapy. This technique is called In Vivo Lung Perfusion (IVLP). This is a Phase I, non-randomized, dose escalation study that will act as a pilot study for a larger prospective, multicenter, controlled clinical trial. Patients who have bilateral disease will have one lung undergo IVLP and the other lung will remain untreated with the IVLP (the other lung will be treated as current standard of care - either surgery or radiation) as a control lung. The patients will undergo a posterolateral thoracotomy. Lung metastases will be identified by visualization or palpation. After surgical isolation of the lung by proximal control of pulmonary artery and veins, IVLP will be initiated. After 3 hours of IVLP, the lung metastases will be removed in the usual fashion. Patients will be cared for post-surgery according to institutional standards. The patients will be followed for up to 2 years. The primary endpoint is safety. Secondary endpoints include additional safety endpoints and efficacy.

TorontoStart: February 2016