Sarcoma Specialists

The following is a list of some of the medical centers and hospitals specializing in sarcoma. While the list is not comprehensive, it includes the leaders in sarcoma research and treatment. Because sarcomas are rare, it is important to find physicians who have experience with this disease. We hope the following list makes finding a specialist easier.

These are the criteria we use for inclusion of sarcoma centers on this list:

  • A sarcoma medical group consisting of all specialties, including surgical, orthopedic and medical oncologists; radiologists; pathologists; and oncology nursing as well as rehabilitation services.
  • At least one group member who belongs to a sarcoma-oriented medical organization, such as the Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS).
  • Publications concerning sarcoma in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Sarcoma conferences (e.g. Tumor Board), where sarcoma group members meet at least once per month to discuss patient care issues.
  • At least 100 sarcoma patients seen per year.
  • MRI imaging available; PET scans desired.
  • Patient enrollment in clinical trials.
  • Strong support personnel such as social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists.
  • Sarcoma support group desired.

We will also list individual physicians who do not practice at a sarcoma center if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • Member of a sarcoma society (ie CTOS, MSTS)
  • Sees/treats >20 sarcoma patients/year
  • Involved in sarcoma research (directly or indirectly, preclinical or clinical)
  • Has access (or frequent contact) with other sarcoma experts/sarcoma centers to ensure a multidiscplinary approach

UNITED STATES

Arizona
University of Arizona
http://www.azcc.arizona.edu/research/clinical-trials/teams/melanoma-sarcoma

California
Univ of California Davis Sarcoma Program
http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/cancer/Specialties/surgical/sarcoma.html  or http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/cancer/cancer_types/sarcoma.html

Cedars Sinai Sarcoma Page (Los Angeles, CA)
http://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Patients/Programs-and-Services/Sarcoma-Program/

UCLA’s Sarcoma Program (Los Angeles, CA)
http://www.cancer.ucla.edu/index.aspx?page=662

Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
http://www.chla.org/site/c.ipINKTOAJsG/b.5968243/k.E76F/Bone__Soft_Tissue_Tumors_Program__Tumors_in_Kids.htm

City of Hope Sarcoma page, adult and pediatric
http://www.cityofhope.org/musculoskeletal-tumor-team

Sarcoma Oncology Center, Santa Monica
http://sarcomaoncology.com/

Stanford University Cancer Center, Palo Alto
http://cancer.stanford.edu/sarcoma/team.html

University of California, San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
cancer.ucsf.edu

Florida
The Mayo Clinic (Jacksonville, FL)
http://www.mayoclinic.org/bio/14294621.html
Appointments 904-953-2272; Steven Attia, D.O. 904-953-7292

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute at the University of South Florida(Tampa, Florida) Contact the Sarcoma Alliance for the name of a buddy.
http://www.moffitt.org/cancer-types–treatment/cancers-we-treat/sarcoma
New patient appointments 888-860-2778

Univ of Florida Shands Cancer Center
http://cancer.ufl.edu/patient-care/whats-a-multidisciplinary-cancer-treatment-team/bone-and-soft-tissue-sarcoma/

Georgia

Georgia Cancer Specialists affiliated with Northside Hospital Cancer Institute (Atlanta/Sandy Springs)
- Medical Oncologist at Georgia Cancer Specialists http://www.gacancer.com/  (404) 256-4777
- Surgical Oncologists at Northside Hospital Cancer Institute http://www.northsidemsog.com/#page=page-1

Emory Winship Cancer Institute (Atlanta)
1-888-WINSHIP
http://winshipcancer.emory.edu/sarcoma/WinshipContentPage.aspx?nd=798

Illinois

Robert E. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University in Chicago
http://www.cancer.northwestern.edu/cancertypes/cancer_type.cfm?category=23

Iowa
University of Iowa, Holden Cancer Center (Iowa City, Iowa)
http://www.int-med.uiowa.edu/Divisions/HemOnc/Directory/MohammedMilhem.html

Kansas
Mid-America Sarcoma Institute
http://menorahmedicalcenter.com/your-health/condition_detail.dot?id=11544

Maryland
Johns Hopkins Sarcoma Center
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/kimmel_cancer_center/centers/sarcoma/

Massachusetts
Dana Farber Cancer Institute (Boston, Massachusetts)
http://www.dana-farber.org/Adult-Care/Treatment-and-Support/Treatment-Centers-and-Clinical-Services/Sarcoma-and-Bone-Cancer-Treatment-Center.aspx
(617) 632-5204

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) (Boston, Massachusetts)
http://www.massgeneral.org/cancer/services/centers/sarcoma.aspx
Patient information 617-726-2070

Michigan
Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration (not a facility but good resource)
http://www.sarctrials.org
Includes interactive map of doctors running sarcoma trials.

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
 http://www.mcancer.org/sarcoma
University of Michigan Cancer AnswerLine 1-800-865-1125

Minnesota
University of Minnesota Cancer Center (Minneapolis, MN)
http://www.cancer.umn.edu/page/sarcoma

The Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)
http://www.mayoclinic.org/sarcoma/index.html
Patient Information 507-538-3270

Missouri
Siteman Cancer Center/Barnes Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis
http://wuphysicians.wustl.edu/specialty.aspx?Specialty=Sarcoma
Patient Appointments 877-251-6485

New York
Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo
http://www.roswellpark.org/center/stm

Columbia Presbyterian Sarcoma Program in New York City
http://nyp.org/health/sarcoma.html

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City
http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/435.cfm
Physician Referral Service 1-800-525-2225

Mount Sinai
http://www.mountsinai.org/patient-care/service-areas/cancer/cancer-services/sarcoma-cancer-program
Referral number is 800-MD-SINAI, 800-637-4624.

North Carolina
Duke University Sarcoma Program
http://www.dukehealth.org/services/bone_soft_tissue/about/index

Ohio
The Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center Sarcoma Page (Cleveland, Ohio)
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/disorders/Soft_Tissue_Sarcoma/hic_Adult_Soft_Tissue_Sarcoma.aspx

Ohio State University The James Sarcoma Program
http://cancer.osu.edu/research/clinicalcare/sarcoma/Pages/index.aspx

Summa Health System
Jean and Milton Cooper Cancer Center on the Summa Akron City Hospital (Akron, Ohio)
http://www.summahealth.org/medicalservices/DiseasesConditions/?TypeId=34&Id=17544-1

Oregon
Oregon’s Health Sciences, Portland
http://www.ohsu.edu/health/page.cfm?id=13542

Pennsylvania
Abramson Cancer Center Pennsylvania Hospital(Philadelphia, PA)
http://www.pennmedicine.org/pahosp/cancer/programs/sarcoma/

Fox Chase Cancer Center (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
http://www.fccc.edu/cancer/types/sarcoma

University of Pittsburgh – Hillman Cancer Center
http://www.upmccancercenter.com/sarcoma/contact.cfm

South Carolina
Medical University of South Carolina – Hollings Cancer Center in Charleston
http://www.muschealth.com/cancer/sarcoma/index.htm

Tennessee
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
http://www.stjude.org

Vanderbilt, Nashville
http://www.vicc.org/sarcoma/

Texas
M.D.Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) (Houston, Texas)
Contact the Anderson Network to speak to a volunteer.
http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/guide-to-md-anderson/patient-and-family-support/anderson-network/index.html
Or call 800-345-6324
http://www.mdanderson.org/Care_Centers/Sarcoma
New patient referral 713-792-6161

Utah
University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute Sarcoma Service (Salt Lake City, UT)
http://healthcare.utah.edu/huntsmancancerinstitute/cancer-information/cancer-types-and-topics/sarcoma.php

Washington
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (Seattle, Washington)
http://www.seattlecca.org/diseases/sarcoma-overview.cfm
206-288-1024

Washingon D. C.
Washington Cancer Institute (Washington DC)
http://www.whcenter.org/body.cfm?id=558460

Children’s National Medical Center – Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Solid Tumor Program (Washington DC)
http://www.childrensnational.org/departmentsandprograms/default.aspx?Id=6175&Type=Program&Name=Solid%20Tumor%20Program

Wisconsin
Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center (Milwaukee)
http://www.froedtert.com/SpecialtyAreas/BoneandConnectiveTissueCancer/
Telephone: (414) 805-0505 or (toll-free 866-680-0505)

INTERNATIONAL

European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer
http://www.eortc.be

ESMO – European Society of Medical Oncology
http://www.esmo.org/

CancerWorld
http://www.cancerworld.org

Australia
Peter Mac Sarcoma Service
http://www.petermac.org/patient-care/cancer-type/bone-and-soft-tissue-cancers

Australian Sarcoma Study Group
http://www.australiansarcomagroup.org/

Belgium
Leuven University Hospital
http://www.uzleuven.be/

Canada

Cancer Care Ontario – Sarcoma Disease Site Group
http://www.cancercare.on.ca/cms/one.aspx?pageId=10355

England
British Sarcoma Group
http://www.bsgconference.org.uk

Christie Hospital Sarcoma Team in Manchester
http://www.christie.nhs.uk/research-division/researchers/disease-groups/sarcoma.aspx

Sarcoma UK
http://www.sarcoma.org.uk

The Royal Marsden Sarcoma Unit
http://www.royalmarsden.nhs.uk/diagnosis-treatment/cancer/soft-tissue-sarcoma

France
Centre Leon Berard
http://www.centreleonberard.fr/259-Contacts.clb.aspx?language=fr-FR

Institut de Cancerologie
Gustave Roussy Villejuif
http://www.igr.fr/

French Sarcoma Group
http://www.gsf-geto.org

Germany
Sarcoma Germany
http://www.sarkome.de

India
Soft Tussue Tumour Online
http://www.histopathology-india.net/SoftTissuePath.htm

Italy
Italian Sarcoma Group
http://www.italiansarcomagroup.org

Istituto Nazionale Tumori in Milan
http://www.istitutotumori.mi.it

Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli in Bologna
http://www.ior.it/

Netherlands

ERASMUS MC in Rotterdam
http://www.erasmusmc.nl/interne_oncologie/research/ResearchPrograms/translational_pharmacology/molecular_pharmacodynamics/1352242/?lang=en

Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen
http://www.umcg.nl

Russia
Children and Parents Against Cancer – Russia
http://www.capac.ru

Spain
Spanish Sarcoma Group
http://www.grupogeis.org

Sweden
Scandinavian Sarcoma Group
http://www.ssg-org.net

Switzerland
Istituto Oncologico della Svizzera Italiana (IOSI)
http://www.eoc.ch/specialita.cfm?menu=2084&pid=2213&id=9166