The Sarcoma Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is internationally recognized for its team of experts, advanced treatment options, and personalized care.
A sarcoma can be any malignant (cancerous) tumor of bone or soft tissue. Tumors can grow in any bone in the body, or in the soft "connective" tissue that surrounds, supports or links organs and structures (such as muscles, tendons, blood vessels and nerves). Soft tissue sarcomas are most typical in arms and legs, although they, too, can develop anywhere in the body.
We provide multidisciplinary care for all types of malignant (cancerous) bone and soft tissue tumors, whether these tumors are primary (originating in the bone or soft tissue) or metastatic (that is, spreading from another site in the body, such as the prostate). The bone and soft tissue sarcomas we treat include, among others:
- Osteosarcoma - a cancerous tumor of bone
- Chondrosarcoma - cancer of cartilage
- Pleomorphic sarcoma - a group of cancerous soft-tissue or bone tumors
- Liposarcoma - cancer of fatty tissue
- Leiomyosarcoma - cancer of smooth muscle tissue or in the muscle wall of a blood vessel
- Synovial sarcoma - soft tissue cancer (sarcoma) often near a joint, but seldom in a joint
- Ewing's sarcoma - a cancerous bone or soft tissue tumor that often strikes children and young adults