Welcome to the Soft Tissue Sarcoma (STS) Knowledge Centre, which aims to provide healthcare professionals with the latest, most up-to-date information regarding the disease and its management.
Soft tissue sarcomas are a group of diverse and ubiquitous tumours that originate in tissues such as fat, muscles, nerves, tendons, blood and lymphatic vessels (the soft tissues that connect, support and surround other parts of the body).
Every year approximately 13,000 new cases of soft tissue sarcomas are diagnosed in adults and children in Europe and slightly more than 50% of these new patients die from this disease. The 5-year survival rate for patients with soft tissue sarcoma is around 90% if the cancer is detected in early phases and before it has spread. However, the 5-year survival rate is 10% to 15% for sarcomas with metastasis.
This educational resource provides healthcare-professionals with information which includes classification of STS, clinical presentation, diagnosis and appropriate management options. There is also a wealth of useful resources for both healthcare professionals and their patients.
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