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Michael Link

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  • WEEKLY HIGH-DOSE METHOTREXATE AND DOXORUBICIN FOR OSTEOSARCOMA - THE DANA-FARBER-CANCER-INSTITUTE THE CHILDRENS-HOSPITAL - STUDY-III JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY Goorin, A. M., PEREZATAYDE, A., Gebhardt, M., Andersen, J. W., Wilkinson, R. H., DELOREY, M. J., Watts, H., Link, M., Jaffe, N., Frei, E., Abelson, H. T. 1987; 5 (8): 1178-1184

    Abstract:

    Weekly high-dose methotrexate with leucovorin rescue and vincristine (HDMTX) and doxorubicin was administered as adjuvant postoperative therapy to 46 patients with a diagnosis of conventional high-grade nonmetastatic osteosarcoma of an extremity between July 1976 and December 1981. The primary lesions were managed by wide or radical amputation (26 patients) or by limb-sparing resection in 20 selected patients. The margins of the resections were retrospectively classified as marginal in three, wide in 16, and radical in one. The 5-year relapse-free survival (RFS) for all patients is 59% (95% confidence interval [CI], 43%, 74%) and overall survival is 78% (95% CI, 65%, 91%). The RFS for patients initially having a limb resection procedure is 55% (95% CI, 32%, 77%) compared with 62% (95% CI, 43%, 81%) for those initially having amputations (P = .52). Using multivariate analysis, the only significant prognostic variables that predicted RFS of greater than or equal to 3 years, were the presence of moderate to marked lymphocytic infiltration of the primary tumor (P less than .002), primary site outside of the proximal humerus (P less than .005), and the absence of a predominance of osteoblastic pattern in the primary tumor (P less than .03).

    View details for Web of Science ID A1987J589500007

    View details for PubMedID 3476688

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