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3825 - Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans might not benefit from Postoperative Radiotherapy after Local Resection with Negative Margin


11 Sep 2017


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Surgical Oncology;  Radiation Oncology;  Soft Tissue Sarcomas


Juhui Chen


Annals of Oncology (2017) 28 (suppl_5): v521-v538. 10.1093/annonc/mdx387


J. Chen, K.X. Du, J.Y. He, Q.Q. Peng, L.R. Tan, J.L. Li, K.X. Du

Author affiliations

  • Department Of Radiation Oncology, Fujian Provincial Cancer Hospital, 350014 - Fuzhou/CN


Abstract 3825


To evaluate the role of postoperative radiotherapy (RT) in the treatment of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) after local resection with negative margin.


We retrospectively analyzed 84 consecutively treated DFSP patients who received local resection (≤2cm) with negative margin from 2000 to 2016 in our institution. Statistical analysis was performed with a commercially available statistical software package.


The median follow-up was 60 months (range, 10-201). For patients (28/84) with postoperative RT, four (4/28) patients were found to had local relapse, while three of them had ≤ 1 cm surgical margin. For patients without postoperative RT, four (4/56) patients had local failure. Postoperative RT failed to improve the local recurrence-free survival (LRFS) of DFSP after local resection with negative margin (Fisher=0.431). Patients with fibrosarcomatous DFSP (FS-DFSP) were found to have higher local recurrent rate than DFSP (66.7% vs. 7.4%, Fisher=0.023). Twenty-six patients were examined for ki-67, and positive range is 1-30%. Patients with high ki-67 expression (>15%) were found to have higher local recurrence rate than the others (80.0%vs0%, Fisher=0.000).


Postoperative RT did not improve the LRFS of DFSP after local resection with negative margin. FS-DFSP was more likely to have a local relapse than the other types. Ki-67 might become a good predictor for local control of DFSP.

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Kai xin Kaixin Du




All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

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