Review into new treatment strategies of desmoid tumors
Surgical oncologist Mr Myles Smith and colleagues recently published a new article in the Current Opinion of Oncology Journal entitled ‘Desmoid tumors: who, when and how to treat?’.
The article investigated new treatment strategies of these rare tumors. Desmoid tumors, also known as aggressive fibromatosis, are noncancerous growths that occur in the connective tissue. Constituting a soft tissue mass, they most often occur in the abdomen, arms and legs and can lead to severe pain and functional impairment.
Because these tumors are unpredictable in their progression, active surveillance with planned imaging has become the first-line management of the condition. Treatment is based on significant tumor growth, and includes medication, cryotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy.
You can read the published study here.