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.
Kelly M. McMasters, M.D., Ph.D.
Charles R. Scoggins, M.D., M.B.A.
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
Expertise By Disease Site
University Surgical Associates
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