Histologic and clinical characteristics can guide staging evaluations for children and adolescents with rhabdomyosarcoma: a report from the Children's Oncology Group Soft Tissue Sarcoma Committee.

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Journal Article


Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Volume 31, Issue 26, p.3226-32 (2013)


2013, Adolescent, Algorithms, Bone Marrow Neoplasms, Bone Neoplasms, Child, Child, Preschool, Clinical Research Division, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Infant, Lung Neoplasms, Male, March 2014, Neoplasm Staging, Prognosis, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Alveolar, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Embryonal


To simplify the recommended staging evaluation by correlating tumor and clinical features with patterns of distant metastasis in newly diagnosed patients with embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (ERMS) or alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS).