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Poster display session

1470 - Primary cardiac sarcoma (PCS): A Multi-national Retrospective Review of Clinical Experience


11 Sep 2017


Poster display session


Soft Tissue Sarcomas


Tom Chen


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


T.W. Chen1, H.H. Loong2, A. Zer3, R. Barua4, J. Buttany5, R.J. Cusimano6, Y. Liang7, C. Chang8, Z. Iakobishvili3, A.R.A. Razak9, J. Lewin9

Author affiliations

  • 1 Department Of Oncology, National Taiwan University Hospital, 100 - Taipei/TW
  • 2 Department Of Clinical Oncology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 00000 - Hong Kong/HK
  • 3 Rabin Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv - Tel Aviv/IL
  • 4 Department Of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto/CA
  • 5 Division Of Pathology, University Health Network, Toronto/CA
  • 6 Division Of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Health Network, Toronto/CA
  • 7 National Taiwan University College Of Public Health, Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Taipei/TW
  • 8 Department Of Medical Research, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei/TW
  • 9 Department Of Medical Oncology And Hematology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto/CA


Abstract 1470


Primary cardiac sarcoma (PCS) is a rare but often fatal disease. The current study aimed to analyze the impact of baseline demographics, local and systemic therapies in a contemporary cohort.


Clinical records of PCS across five institutions in three continents were reviewed and collected. Kaplan-Meier method was used to estimate survival. Cox proportional hazard model was used to associate variables to progression-free survival (PFS) or overall survival (OS).


47 pts with PCS (1996-2016) with a median follow-up time of 12.9 months (ms) were identified. The median age at diagnosis was 41 (range 18-79); 43% (n = 20) presented with metastatic disease. Tumor equally originated from right- (n = 23) and left-sided heart (n = 23). The common histologies were angiosarcoma (n = 18, 38%), intimal sarcoma (n = 8, 17%), and sarcoma NOS (n = 10, 21%). 66% (n = 31) had surgical (S) treatment for PCS, and only 4 (13%) pts had R0 resection. The median primary lesion size was 49 mm (20-84 mm). 70% (n = 33) of pts received at least one line of chemotherapy (C), and 51% (n = 24) received multi-modality treatment (45% S + C, 4% S + XRT, 2% S + C + XRT). The median OS was 17.7 ms (95% CI 12.4-21.8 ms). For all pts, age ≥ 65 was the only significant negative prognostic factor (HR 7.43, p 


The prognosis of PCS remains poor without significant improvement in OS compared to historical levels. Further research is required for this rare entity.

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All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

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