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Cancers 2013, 5(2), 529-549; doi:10.3390/cancers5020529

Novel Systemic Therapies in Advanced Liposarcoma: A Review of Recent Clinical Trial Results

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Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
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Department of Sarcoma Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
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Department of Pathology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
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Department of Cancer Biology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
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Received: 21 March 2013 / Revised: 16 April 2013 / Accepted: 2 May 2013 / Published: 10 May 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Soft Tissue and Bone Sarcoma)
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Abstract

Liposarcoma is one of the most common adult soft tissue sarcomas and consists of three histologic subtypes (well and dedifferentiated, myxoid/round cell, and pleomorphic). Surgery is the mainstay of treatment for localized disease; however for unresectable or metastatic disease, effective treatment options are currently limited. In the past decade, a better understanding of the distinct genetic and molecular aberrations for each of the three histologic subtypes has led to the development of several novel systemic therapies. Data from phase I and early phase II clinical trials have been reported. Despite challenges with conducting clinical trials in liposarcoma, preliminary results for several of these novel, biology-driven therapies are encouraging. View Full-Text
Keywords: liposarcoma; chemotherapy; molecular-based therapy; clinical trials liposarcoma; chemotherapy; molecular-based therapy; clinical trials
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Tseng, W.W.; Somaiah, N.; Lazar, A.J.; Lev, D.C.; Pollock, R.E. Novel Systemic Therapies in Advanced Liposarcoma: A Review of Recent Clinical Trial Results. Cancers 2013, 5, 529-549.

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