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Advances in the targeted therapy of liposarcoma

Authors Guan Z, Yu X, Wang H, Wang H, Zhang J, Li G, Cao J, Teng L

Received 14 August 2014

Accepted for publication 11 November 2014

Published 5 January 2015 Volume 2015:8 Pages 125—136


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Editor who approved publication: Prof. Dr. Jianmin Xu

Zhonghai Guan,1 Xiongfei Yu,1 Haohao Wang,1 Haiyong Wang,1 Jing Zhang,1 Guangliang Li,2 Jiang Cao,3 Lisong Teng1

1Department of Surgical Oncology, First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, 2Department of Medicine Oncology, Zhejiang Cancer Hospital, 3Clinical Research Center, The 2nd Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, People’s Republic of China

Abstract: Liposarcoma (LPS) is the most common type of soft-tissue sarcoma. Complete surgical resection is the only curative means for localized disease; however, both radiation and conventional cytotoxic chemotherapy remain controversial for metastatic or unresectable disease. An increasing number of trials with novel targeted therapy of LPS have provided encouraging data during recent years. This review will provide an overview of the advances in our understanding of LPS and summarize the results of recent trials with novel therapies targeting different genetic and molecular aberrations for different subtypes of LPS.

Keywords: well-/dedifferentiated, myxoid/round cell, pleomorphic, soft-tissue sarcoma

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