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Sarcoma

Sarcoma is an aggressive cancer that may be associated with swelling, formation of a lump or tumor, and pain. Some sarcomas are on the arms or legs, while others are on the chest, abdomen, or even deep inside the abdomen. Sarcomas are very rare and often require a coordinated treatment plan that includes surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. It is very important that the proper surgery be performed. Some patients with sarcoma need preoperative (before surgery) chemotherapy and radiation. Most patients are able to avoid radical amputations with the properly coordinated treatments.

Physicians who treat Sarcoma:

Robert C.G. Martin, II, M.D., Ph.D.

Robert C.G. Martin, II, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinics and times
UofL Physicians-Surgery office, 601 South Floyd, Suite 710 -- Monday mornings
James G. Brown Cancer Center -- 1st and 3rd Monday afternoons
Norton Medical Plaza, Old Brownsboro Crossing -- 2nd and 4th Monday afternoons
Clinic Contact: Traci Hayat 583-8303

Kelly M. McMasters, M.D., Ph.D.

Kelly M. McMasters, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinics and times
UofL Physicians-Surgery office, 601 South Floyd, Suite 710 -- Friday mornings
James G. Brown Cancer Center -- Tuesday mornings
Clinic Contact: Pam Boone 583-8303

Prejesh Philips, M.D.

Prejesh Philips, M.D.

Charles R. Scoggins, M.D., M.B.A.

Charles R. Scoggins, M.D., M.B.A.
Clinics and times
UofL Physicians-Surgery office, 601 South Floyd, Suite 710 -- Monday mornings
James G. Brown Cancer Center -- 1st and 3rd Monday afternoons
Norton Medical Plaza, Old Brownsboro Crossing -- 2nd and 4th Monday afternoons
Clinic Contact: Traci Hayat 583-8303


Special therapies for sarcoma offered by the Division of Surgical Oncology:

  • Resection (surgery) of arm, leg, or trunk sarcomas.
  • Preoperative chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
  • Intraoperative radiation (during surgery).
  • Resection of retroperitoneal sarcomas.
  • Isolated limb perfusion (chemotherapy delivered directly to the tumor).

Research protocols currently open for sarcoma:

  • Outcomes in surgical oncology
  • Cell-saver autotransfusion in surgical oncology
  • Biobanking of tumor tissue for molecular research