Transatlantic Australasian Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Working Group

A collaborative group for Surgical Oncologists and Sarcoma Professionals

About us


The Transatlantic Australasian Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Working Group (TARPSWG) is a collaboration of surgical oncologists, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists along with pathologists and basic scientists established in 2013 with the following aims:

1. evaluate current outcomes and evidence in the management of patients with primary, locally recurrent, and metastatic retroperitoneal sarcoma

2. develop evidence-based expert consensus guidelines to standardize care of this complex and rare disease globally,

3. develop prospective clinical trials to address seminal clinical questions,

4. enhance international collaboration and patient enrollment in prioritized clinical trials,

5. facilitate translational scientific research to advance fundamental knowledge and develop novel therapies, and

6. mentor junior faculty investigators and trainees.

From an original 8 institutions, membership has now expanded across Europe, North America, Central America, South America, Australia and Asia to 128 institutions.

Consensus documents have been published concerning the management of primary, locally recurrent and metastatic RPS.

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TARPSWG Meeting in Lisbon – November 2016
TARPSWG Meeting in Hawaii – November 2017
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TARPSWG Social Dinner after meeting in Chicago – March 2018
TARPSWG Semiannual meeting in Rome – November 2018
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TARPSWG Semiannual meeting in Tokyo – November 2019

TARPSWG Semiannual Virtual meeting – July 2020

TARPSWG sites map – updated on October 2020

Click here to navigate the map of TARPSWG sites

Find here more information about TARPSWG members

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