Sarcomas of the bones and soft tissues can be challenging to treat successfully, and require the expertise of a multidisciplinary team of sarcoma experts.

You can find that team at John Theurer Cancer Center, part of Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey. We offer you treatments based on the latest findings of medical research as well as opportunities to participate in clinical trials of promising new therapies. Our team has a strong focus on limb-sparing approaches and works seamlessly with medical oncologists and radiation oncologists to improve outcomes for people with soft-tissue sarcoma.

A Team of Sarcoma Specialists

Our sarcoma care team includes orthopedic oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, nurses, social workers, palliative medicine specialists, physical therapists, and others with a shared focus on improving the lives of people with sarcoma. Together they collaborate to customize a plan of care designed to meet your personal needs. Our goal is to treat your sarcoma while taking into account all physical, functional, emotional, and quality of life aspects of your disease. We don’t just care for you, but about you. In fact, according to Press-Ganey surveys, 99 percent of our patients report satisfaction with their care.

Comprehensive Care for All Sarcomas

Our team treats sarcomas of every grade and type, including:

  • Osteosarcoma
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Ewing sarcoma
  • Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH)
  • Liposarcoma
  • Synovial sarcoma
  • Angiosarcoma
  • Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors
  • Fibrosarcoma

Experts in Complex Sarcoma Surgery

Some sarcomas can be difficult to remove successfully without injuring nerves and blood vessels or having to amputate an arm or leg. Our team performs complex limb-sparing operations for sarcomas of the bones and soft tissues whenever possible, with the goal of preserving function and cosmetic appearance. They see hundreds of patients each year. Our doctors also share their expertise through publications and presentations across the country and around the world.

A Precision Medicine Approach

We analyze your tumor to identify the molecules driving its growth. Our medical oncologists use this information to match you with the anticancer drugs that work best against your specific type of sarcoma. This precision medicine approach is revolutionizing cancer care and is a hallmark of the most advanced cancer centers.

Clinical Trials of Innovative Therapies

For some people with sarcoma, a clinical trial assessing a promising new therapy offers the most hope. At John Theurer Cancer Center, you have access to clinical trials of new anticancer drugs, novel immunotherapies (drugs which boost the power of the immune system to find and kill cancer cells), and innovative treatment combinations—including early-phase trials through our dedicated Phase I Clinical Trials program (the first stage of testing in patients). You may be able to participate in a clinical trial of an investigational therapy that could possibly be more effective than existing sarcoma treatments.

Our Sarcoma Specialists