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Pain as Initial Presenting Symptom Is Associated With Delay to Seeking Medical Attention, Higher Risk of Relapse, and Shorter Survival in Patients With Early-Stage Extremity or Trunk Synovial Sarcoma

BackgroundWhether the presenting symptom of pain vs mass impacts survival of early-stage synovial sarcoma is not known. Patients and MethodsThe authors investigated patients with early-stage extremity/trunk synovial sarcoma diagnosed from 2005 to 2017 at Kaiser Permanente Northern California for associations…

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Complete Regression of Rhabdomyosarcoma in an Adult Secondary to Postoperative Wound Infection Following Limb Salvage Surgery: A Case Report

A 33-year old man presented with a 25-cm lower extremity embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma with presumed extensive nodal metastasis on positron emission topography scan. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radiation provided minimal response. Following limb salvage resection and flap coverage, a prolonged postoperative infection…

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Association of Inflammatory Markers with Disease Progression in Patients with Metastatic Melanoma Treated with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

We investigated the effect of inflammatory biomarkers (neutrophil, platelet, and lymphocyte counts) on risk of progression in patients with metastatic melanoma treated with an immune checkpoint inhibitor targeting programmed cell death protein-1 (PD-1). This retrospective cohort study included 108 patients…

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