Sarcomas are tumors that arise from connective tissues such as
muscle, fat, nerves, and bone. As such, they can occur in any area of
the body. There are over 50 different histologic subtypes of sarcoma,
including desmoid tumors.
The primary treatment for most sarcomas is an operation to remove the tumor if it is symptomatic or has not spread to other locations.
Our surgeons publish academic advances in sarcoma management and participate on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Sarcoma panel that establishes practice guidelines. Specially trained cancer surgeons from the Department of Surgery adhere to the principles of sarcoma surgery and work as part of a multidisciplinary team to develop the optimal treatment strategy for each particular sarcoma. As such, we meet weekly with an entire team of sarcoma specialists to discuss each patient's treatment plan.