Transatlantic Australasian Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Working Group

A collaborative group for Surgical Oncologists and Sarcoma Professionals

Open studies / projects

INTERNATIONAL MULTI-INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH BY TARPSWG

Check out the Studies that have been done and are currently recruiting for Collaborative Research:

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE STUDIES PLEASE CONTACT: tarpswg@gmail.com

Published papers

TARPSWG-1700

Intercontinental Collaborative Experience with abdominal, retroperitoneal and pelvic schwannomas.

  • PIs: Sam Ford MD, PhD (University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK) ; Alessandro Gronchi, MD (Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy)

TARPSWG-1701

Predicting Survival in Patients Undergoing Resection for Locally Recurrent Retroperitoneal Sarcoma: A Study and Novel Nomogram from TARPSWG

  • PIs: Chandrajit Raut, MD (Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, US) ; Alessandro Gronchi, MD (Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy)

TARPSWG-1702

Pancreaticoduodenectomy in the surgical management of primary retroperitoneal sarcoma.

  • PIs: William Tseng MD (University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, LA, US ) ; Alessandro Gronchi, MD (Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy)

TARPSWG-1806

Identifying the Minimum Volume Threshold for Retroperitoneal Soft Tissue Sarcoma Resection: Merging National Data with Consensus Expert Opinion.

  • PIs: Waddah Al-Rafaie, MD (MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC)
  • Co-Is: Anthony M. Villano, MD, Alexander Zeymo, MS, Suzanne O’Neill, PhD, (MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC)

Studies open to accrual

TARPSWG-R1901

Evaluating a Surgical Complexity Score to predict complications Post-Resection of a Retroperitoneal Sarcoma: A study by the Trans-Atlantic Australasian RPS Working Group (TARPSWG).

  • PI: Mark Fairweather, MD (Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, US)
  • Co-I: Chandrajit Raut, MD (Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, US)
  • Status: Approved and Open to Accrual to RESAR Centers that enrolled patients between Jan 2017 and Jan 2020
  • Eligibility: Must be a RESAR center to participate, Must have updated census to Jan 31, 20202; additional information on date of post-operative complication will be required

TARPSWG-R1905

Accuracy and Concordance of Biopsy Diagnosis in Retroperitoneal Sarcoma (BISARC): An International Multi-Institutional Prospective Study by the Trans-Atlantic Australasian Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Working Group (TARPSWG)

  • PIs: Sinziana Dumitra, MD (MgGill University Health Center, Montreal, Canada) ; Alessandro Gronchi, MD (Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy)
  • Co-I: Max Almond, MD (University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK)
  • Status: Approved and Open to Accrual for RESAR Centers
  • Eligibility: Must be a RESAR center to participate, Must have updated census to Dec 31, 2019 and have additional data point of histology on Biopsy

TARPSWG-2001

The Evaluation and Outcome of Mesenteric and Intra-Abdominal Desmoids: A study by the Trans-Atlantic Australasian Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Working Group (TARPSWG)

  • PIs: Carolyn Nessim, MD, MSc (The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Canada) ; Alessandro Gronchi, MD (Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy)
  • Co-I: Kerianne Boulva, MD (The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Canada)
  • Status: Approved and Open to Accrual
  • Eligibility: Any center can contribute to this study. Any intra-abdominal/retroperitoneal/pelvic Desmoid tumour diagnosed between Jan 2007 to Dec 2019 Minimum of 1 case required to enter the study

TARPSWG-2003

The Natural History of Ganglioneuroma: A Study by the Trans-Atlantic Australasian Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Working Group (TARPSWG)

  • PI: Jason Sicklick, MD (Moores Cancer Center, University of California San Diego Health System, San Diego, US)
  • Co-Is: Sangkyu Noh, MS (Moores Cancer Center, University of California San Diego Health System, San Diego, US) ; Carolyn Nessim, MD, MSc, (The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Canada)
  • Status: Approved and Open to Accrual
  • Eligibility: Any center can contribute to this study. Any intra-abdominal/retroperitoneal/pelvic or intrathoracic Ganglioneuroma diagnosed between 2000-2019. Minimum of 1 case required to enter the study

Closed studies – manuscripts in progress

TARPSWG-1801

Defining the Role of Neo-Adjuvant Systemic Therapy in High Risk Retroperitoneal Sarcoma: A Multi-Institutional TARPSWG Study

  • PIs: William Tseng MD (University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, LA, US ) ; Alessandro Gronchi, MD (Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy)
  • Status: Closed, Manuscript in Progress

TARPSWG-1802

Postoperative pancreatic fistula following distal pancreatectomy for primary retroperitoneal sarcoma: an analysis by the Trans-Atlantic Australasian Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Working Group (TARPSWG)

  • PIs: Sanjay Bagaria, MD (Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, US) ; Alessandro Gronchi, MD (Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy)
  • Status: Closed, Manuscript Submitted

TARPSWG-1803

Retroperitoneal Myxoid LPS: Always a Metastasis? A study by the Trans-Atlantic Australasian RPS Working Group (TARPSWG).

  • PIs: Carolyn Nessim, MD, MSc (The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Canada) ; Chandrajit, MD (Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, US)
  • Co-I: Bibianna Purgina, MD (The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Canada)
  • Status: Closed, Currently Analyzing Data

TARPSWG-1804

Primary Mesenteric Sarcomas – A Collaborative experience by the Trans-Atlantic Australasian RPS Working Group (TARPSWG).

  • PIs: Sam Ford, MD, PhD ; Hannah Tattersall, MD (University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK)
  • Co-I: Alessandro Gronchi, MD (Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy)
  • Status: Closed, Manuscript in Progress

TARPSWG-1805

STREXIT – “off trial” management and outcomes of primary non-metastatic RPS at centres that participated in the STRASS trial

  • PIs: Carol Swallow, MD, PhD (Mount Sinai Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada) ; Alessandro Gronchi, MD (Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy) ; Chandrajit Raut, MD (Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, US) ;Sylvie Bonvalot, MD (Institut Curie, PSL University, Paris, France)
  • Status: Closed, Manuscript in Progress

TARPSWG-1807

Pelvic Sarcomas – Retrospective Analysis of Clinical and Surgical Features and Outcomes (PELVISARC): A study by the Trans-Atlantic Australasian RPS Working Group (TARPSWG).

  • PIs: Marco Fiore, MD (Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy) ; Sinziana Dumitra, MD (MgGill University Health Center, Montreal, Canada)
  • Co-I: Alessandro Gronchi, MD (Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy)
  • Status: Closed, Currently Analyzing Data

TARPSWG-1902

Postoperative Morbidity After Resection of Recurrent Retroperitoneal Sarcoma: A Report from the Trans-Atlantic Australasian RPS Working Group (TARPSWG).

  • PIs: Carolyn Nessim, MD, MSc (The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Canada); Guy Lahat, MD, (Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel)
  • Co-Is: Chandrajit Raut, MD (Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, US) ; Alessandro Gronchi, MD (Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy)
  • Status: Closed, Manuscript Submitted

TARPSWG-1903

Patterns of Recurrence and Survival Probability following Second Relapse of Retroperitoneal Sarcoma: A Study from TARPSWG

  • PIs: Winan vanHoudt, MD (The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam Netherlands) ; Rebecca Gladdy, MD, PhD (Mount Sinai Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada)
  • Co-I: Marco Fiore, MD (Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan Italy)
  • Status: Closed, Manuscript Submitted
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