The Immune-Status in Patients with Bone and Soft-Tissue Sarcomas

  • R. Kotz
  • W. Rella
  • M. Salzer
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research / Fortschritte der Krebsforschung / Progrès dans les recherches sur le cancer book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 54)


As the sarcoma develops in most cases at a stage of life when there is sufficient immunity, namely during the first three decades, immunological testing of sarcoma-bearing patients is extremely interesting. A further reason for examining sarcoma patients is the rapid development of metastases in this illness. This suggests that observation of the development over a short period will suffice for an assessment of the prognosis (8, 16). If careful clinical examination 6 months after actual treatment does not reveal metastases, the chances of survival are considerably better than if metastases are discovered.


Skin Test Stimulation Index Cytotoxicity Test Malignant Bone Tumor Sarcoma Patient 
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  • R. Kotz
  • W. Rella
  • M. Salzer

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