Executive Summary

 

Evidence-based recommendations

Grade*

Patients with soft tissue sarcoma requiring radiotherapy to be managed through a specialised sarcoma centre to reduce local recurrence and rate of major wound complication. 

B

Patients with suspected sarcoma to be referred to a specialised sarcoma centre for surgical management to reduce the risk of local recurrence, surgical complication, and to improve limb salvage and survival.

B

Delays in surgery (alone or with postoperative radiation therapy) for localised pelvic Ewing sarcoma beyond the recommended timepoint by treatment protocol should be avoided.

C

*National Health and Medical Research Council. NHMRC levels of evidence and grades for recommendations for developers of guidelines. Canberra: NHMRC; 2009. (https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/file/guidelines/developers/nhmrc_levels_grades_evidence_120423.pdf