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Table 1 Adult sarcoma study descriptions

From: The Epidemiology of Sarcoma

Location & time Author N Cases N Controls/Cohort Risk cactors examined
Cohort Studies UK & France 1942–1986 [5, 6] Le vu et al. (1998), Menu-Branthomme et al. (2004) OS 32, STS 25 4,400, 4,400 Radiotherapy
Finland 1953–2000 [7] Virtanen et al. (2006) STS & MBT 147 295,712 Radiotherapy
France 1954–1983 [8] Rubino et al. (2005) STS & MBT 14 6,597 Radiotherapy
Japan 1958–2001 [9] Samartzis et al. (2011) MBT 19 120,321 Ionizing radiation- atomic bomb
USA 1973–1995 [10] Hwang et al. (2003) STS 135 194,798 Radiotherapy
Amsterdam 1984–1996 [11] Renwick et al. (1998) KS 99 3,443 HHV8 infection
Nested Case–control UK 1940–1983 [12] Hawkins et al. (1996) MBT 59 220 Radiotherapy
International-multiple locations ?-1991 [13] Kogevinas et al. (1995) STS 11 55 Phenoxy herbicides, chlorophenols, dioxins
Case–control England & Wales 1968–1976 [14] Balarajan et al. (1984) STS 1,961 1,961 Agriculture and forestry occupations
Sweden 1975–1982 [15] Wingren et al. (1990) STS 96 650 Job type, chemical agents, and other occupational factors
Kansas, USA 1976–1982 [16, 17] Hoar et al. (1986), Zahm et al. (1989) STS 228, STS 133 1610, 948 Agricultural herbicide use, tobacco use, medical history, occupation
Umea, Sweden 1978–1983 [18] Hardell et al. (1988) STS 54 311 Phenoxyacetic acids, chlorophenols
Uppsala, Sweden 1978–1986 [19] Eriksson et al. (1990) STS 237 237 Occupation, occupational exposures, dioxins
Wisconsin, USA 1979–1989 [20] Moss et al. (1995) OS 167 989 Fluoridated drinking water
Wisconsin, USA 1980–1997 [21] Guse et al. (2002) OS 319 3,198 Radium in drinking water
Washington, USA 1981–1984 [22] Woods et al. (1987) STS 128 694 Phenoxy herbicides, chlorophenols, and other occupational exposures
Victoria, Australia 1982–1988 [23] Smith et al. (1992) STS 30 60 Phenoxy herbicides and chlorophenols
New York & Washington DC, USA 1982-? [24] Engels et al. (2003) KS 29 57 Immunologic and virologic factors
Northern Italy 1983–1998 [25] Fioretti et al. (2000) STS 104 505 Menstrual and reproductive factors
USA-multiple locations 1984–1988 [26, 27] Hoppin et al. (1998), Hoppin et al. (1999) STS 295, STS 200 & MBT 51 1908, 1908 Chlorophenols and other occupational exposures
USA-multiple locations 1984-? [28] Moore et al. (1996) KS 21 42 Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus infection
Northeast Italy 1985–1991 [2931] Franceschi et al. (1992), Serraino et al. (1992), Serraino et al. (1991) STS 93, STS 93, STS 88 721, 721, 610 Occupational factors, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, pesticides, and history of infection
Manua, Italy 1989–1998 [32] Comba et al. (2003) STS 37 171 Residence near industrial waste incinerators
Uganda 1994–1998 [33] Ziegler et al. (2003) KS 117 1,282 HHV8 infection
Europe-multiple locations 1995–1997 [34] Merletti et al. (2006) MBT 96 2,632 Job type and occupational exposures
Sicily, Naples, and Rome 1998–2001 [35] Goedert et al. (2002) KS 141 192 Birth order, sexual history, medical history, and cigarette consumption
Ecologic France 1980–1995 [36] Viel et al. (2000) STS 110 N/A Residence near industrial waste incinerators
Case-series USA-multiple locations 1960–1992 [37] Cope et al. (2000) ES 306 N/A Hernias
Bologna, Italy 1981–2001 [38] Longhi et al. (2005) OS 962 N/A Height, stature, and growth rate
  1. STS = Soft tissue sarcoma, MBT = Malignant bone tumor, KS = Kaposi's sarcoma, OS = Osteosarcoma, ES = Ewing's sarcoma, CS = Chondrosarcoma.