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J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2018 Jul 1;26(13):e269-e278. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-17-00055.

Staging of Bone and Soft-tissue Sarcomas.

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From the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA (Dr. Steffner), and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY (Dr. Jang).


The purpose of staging in orthopaedic oncology is to provide a framework for classifying tumors based on their risk of local recurrence and distant metastasis to guide treatment decisions. Two separate systems are commonly used to categorize bone and soft-tissue sarcomas. The Musculoskeletal Tumor Society system for bone sarcomas and the Enneking system for soft-tissue sarcomas are the original staging systems developed by orthopaedic surgeons. The American Joint Committee on Cancer staging systems for bone and soft-tissue sarcomas are periodically updated based on new data, and they are currently on their eighth edition.

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