A Comparison Study of Staging Systems for Bone Sarcomas

Robert K. Heck*, G. Scott Stacy, Michael J. Flaherty, Anthony G. Montag, Terrance D. Peabody, Michael A. Simon

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Abstract

A retrospective study of 250 patients treated at one institution was done to evaluate the prognostic significance of the new American Joint Committee on Cancer staging system compared with the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society staging system for patients with sarcomas of bone. Regarding the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society system, there were significant differences in survival among patients with Stage I, Stage II, and Stage III disease. There were no significant differences between patients with Stages I-A and I-B disease, nor between patients with Stages II-A and II-B disease. Similarly, regarding the new American Joint Committee on Cancer staging system, there were significant differences among patients with Stage I, Stage II, and Stage IV disease. No significant differences were seen between patients with Stages I-A and I-B disease, between patients with Stages II-A and II-B disease, nor between patients with Stages IV-A and IV-B disease. A significant advantage in the ability to predict prognosis for one staging system over the other staging system was not shown with the relatively small number of patients in this study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-71
Number of pages8
JournalClinical orthopaedics and related research
Issue number415
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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