Overview

Overview

Our Musculoskeletal Tumor Center, a national and international resource for the diagnosis and treatment of adults and children with benign and malignant tumors of the bone and soft tissue, brings together experts from Cleveland Clinic's Orthopaedic Surgery Department and Taussig Cancer Institute.

The center is designed to provide you with the medical opinions of specialists from different disciplines in a single location. The surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists and pathologists come together to review patients with malignant and benign bone and soft tissue tumors. These physicians are experienced in the care of complex, challenging tumors. Together, they will come up with the treatment plan most likely to result in the best possible outcome and quality of life.

Why Choose Us

People who develop cancer of the bone or surrounding soft tissue can take comfort in Cleveland Clinic's expertise with musculoskeletal cancers. Although bone tumors are relatively rare, our specialists treat hundreds of people with benign and malignant tumors each year in one of the largest programs in the United States.

In the past, bone cancer often led to amputation. Today, that trend has been reversed with limb-sparing surgery at Cleveland Clinic. More than 90 percent of our patients with bone cancer can avoid amputation with only a small chance of recurrence.

Appointments

To make an appointment with either of our physicians, please call toll-free 866.275.7496.

Programs

Programs

We offer a weekly Sarcoma Multi-disciplinary Clinic for patients with newly diagnosed or recurrent sarcomas. This clinic offers convenient, compassionate team evaluation and treatment recommendations for patients with soft-tissue sarcomas and osteosarcomas.

The patient will benefit from the input of an orthopaedic surgeon, radiation oncologist and medical oncologist with extensive experience in sarcoma management. Together, we will work to determine the most favorable treatment regimen. This clinic offers the convenience of seeing multiple specialists in a single day – and receiving the team’s feedback and an action plan without delay.

All sarcoma cases are reviewed in weekly multi-disciplinary conferences with input from world-renowned pathologists and radiologists, as well as social workers, nurse practitioners, physical therapists and physiatrists on our team. We have found that this collaborate approach leads to better patient outcomes. It has also fostered the development of new diagnostic criteria and new treatments that have further advanced the care of sarcomas.

What We Treat Our Staff

Our Staff