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Table 3 Soft tissue sarcomas grouped by chemosensitivity

From: UK guidelines for the management of soft tissue sarcomas

Relative chemosensitivity Examples of soft tissue sarcomas
Chemotherapy integral to management Ewing’s sarcoma family tumours
Embryonal and alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma
Chemosensitive Desmoplastic small round cell tumour
Synovial sarcoma
Myxoid/round cell liposarcoma
Uterine leiomyosarcoma
Moderately chemosensitive Pleomorphic liposarcoma
Epithelioid sarcoma
Pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma
Leiomyosarcoma
Angiosarcoma
Relatively chemo-insensitive Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour
Myxofibrosarcoma
Dedifferentiated liposarcoma
Clear cell sarcoma
Endometrial stromal sarcoma
Chemoinsensitive Alveolar soft part sarcoma
Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma
  1. Modified from R. Salgado and E. van Marck [62] by a consensus view of the authors and other guideline contributors