The Vanderbilt Sarcoma Center
The Vanderbilt Sarcoma Center is dedicated to the multidisciplinary care of adults and children with bone and/or soft tissue sarcomas. The center is dedicated to sarcoma focused care, research and education. Additionally, we care for over 200 new sarcoma patients each year and they are followed for sometimes up to 10 or 15 years.
Primary malignancies of bone and soft tissue, referred to as sarcomas, are some of the rarest tumors in medicine. These tumors account for approximately 1-2% of all diagnosed malignancies. Evidence-based medicine has shown that the critical difference in treating sarcomas is a multidisciplinary approach and there is evidence to show that Tertiary Centers have fewer complications.
We are dedicated to caring for patients with sarcoma, primary bone and soft tissue tumors of the musculoskeletal system and metastatic tumors to the skeleton and/or soft tissues. Individuals of all ages are cared for, from infants to the elderly. Tumors of the pelvis, spine, limbs and even the retroperitoneum are evaluated by our surgical oncologic team. Our approach uses evolving innovations in limb salvage, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, physical therapy, and expert clinical care.
- Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Oncology
- Musculoskeletal Sarcoma Patient Guide (PDF)
- Orthopaedic Oncology Frequently Asked Questions