University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Provides Expert Treatment for Patients with Osteosarcoma
Osteosarcoma, a cancer that forms in the cells that form the bones, tends to occur in the long bones in the arms and legs in both children and adults. While only about 900 new cases of osteosarcoma are diagnosed each year, patients and their loved ones may have many questions regarding the treatment process. We can help. UH Seidman Cancer Center leads the region and the nation in the treatment of cancer, according to U.S. News & World Report, combining our renowned knowledge and progressive treatments with a comprehensive approach and caring manner.
Advanced Medical Cancer Treatments
UH Seidman Cancer Center is a nationally recognized cancer program with expertise in both routine and complex care for every stage of osteosarcoma. UH Seidman Cancer Center is part of the National Cancer Institute-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, one of an elite group of 41 comprehensive cancer centers nationwide. We are able to offer leading-edge treatments earlier than most other cancer centers, and our advanced technology is integrated into a comprehensive cancer care plan for each patient.
Some of our advanced treatments include:
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Targeted chemotherapy at the osteosarcoma cells
- Access to clinical trials that are studying the latest treatment options for osteosarcoma
Multifaceted Approach and Collective Expertise
Fellowship-trained physicians at UH Seidman Cancer Center are nationally recognized for their advanced contributions toward the treatment of osteosarcoma. Just as each patient is unique, cancer treatment should be customized to fit the individual. That is why the multidisciplinary team at UH Seidman Cancer Center works in unison to offer patients a personalized treatment plan and a better outcome, even a cancer cure. Skilled specialists on the multifaceted team include:
- Genetic counselors
- Medical geneticists
- Medical oncologists
- Nurse navigators
- Nurse practitioners
- Radiation oncologists
- Social workers
- Surgical oncologists
Expert Tumor Board Review
UH Seidman Cancer Center is a nationally recognized cancer program with expertise for both routine and very complex care for cancer that may have advanced to stage III or IV. Our tumor board review, led by a multidisciplinary team, evaluates every patient. We have the resources of an entire team of national experts that collaborates to guide all cancer care decisions.
Cancer Clinical Trials
UH Seidman Cancer Center has many available clinical trials for patients with cancer, including:
- Studying a cancer drug, combination with chemo and radiation. It is for non-rhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcomas that have not been treated and can be removed by surgery. For ages 2 and older. Learn more.