Sarcoma

"Sarcoma" is a term used to describe a whole family of cancers that grows in the soft tissues of the body, such as in muscle or fat, and occurs equally in men and women. Sarcomas are also rare, affecting less than one percent of adults with cancer.

Learn more:
Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]

Sarcoma is a term for bone cancer or tumors of the soft or connective tissue

Patient Care and Treatment

The U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center offers a Multidisciplinary Sarcoma Clinic (adult), emphasizing our commitment to a team-based approach to care. What this means to our patients is their case will be reviewed by physicians with specialty training in medical oncology, orthopedic oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, tumor imaging and pathology of bone and soft tissue sarcomas.

The Connective Tissue (Sarcoma) Program receives about 250 new cases annually. This volume allows our team to develop well-rounded experience in treating these diseases, which is an advantage considering most community-based practices see fewer than 10 cases a year.

Research and innovation

We offer trials exclusive to our cancer center, as well as those sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. Our program is a founding member of the Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration, a clinical trials group that is dedicated to advances in sarcoma treatment through research.

Support

Our patients have access to the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center's Patient Support Services. To fully understand what this means, please take time to visit the support services area of this website. We outline the programs available to our patients at every point in their care.

Make an appointment/referral or have your questions answered

Our Patient Care Center is staffed by oncology nurses and is just a phone call away to answer your questions or to assist you in making an appointment. Please call 800-865-1125 or email to make an appointment or for the answers to questions you may have.

If you would like to refer a patient, please contact our M-Line service: 800-962-3555.

For more information, visit our Make an Appointment web page.

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