Background/Aim: We aimed to confirm predictors of survival in soft-tissue sarcoma (STS) patients with metastatic disease at initial presentation in 9 Institutions under the Tokai Musculoskeletal Oncology Consortium. Patients and Methods: Between 2008 and 2013, 47 STS patients with metastatic disease at initial presentation were referred for treatment. The mean follow-up duration was 24 months. Results: The mean C-reactive protein (CRP) levels were 2.47 mg/dl. The mean hemoglobin and albumin levels were 13.1 g/dl and 4.1 g/dl, respectively. Hemoglobin and albumin levels were significantly correlated with CRP levels. In the multivariate analysis, age, CRP levels, and albumin levels were confirmed as independent prognostic factors for disease-specific survival (DSS). Conclusion: We suggest that the measurements of CRP and albumin levels are a useful method of identifying STS patients with metastasis at initial presentation that have poor prognosis.
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- Cancer Research