Soft Tissue Sarcoma
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Offers Leading-Edge Treatment for Soft Tissue Sarcoma
If you have received a diagnosis of soft tissue sarcoma, you may be dealing with an array of emotions and questions about the cancer treatment process. We understand. 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 expertise and leading-edge treatments with a compassionate manner.
Some sarcoma types predominately affect children while others affect mostly adults, but together about 12,000 new cases of soft tissue sarcoma are diagnosed each year in the U.S. UH Seidman Cancer Center doctors work together to tailor cancer treatments to specific sarcomas including:
- Sarcomas of the hands, feet, arms and legs
- Sarcomas of the chest and torso
- Sarcomas of the abdomen
- Sarcomas of the head and neck
Nationally Recognized Cancer Team
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. UH Seidman Cancer Center is a nationally recognized cancer program with expertise for both routine and very complex cancer care. We offer leading-edge treatments earlier than most other cancer centers and our advanced technology is integrated into a comprehensive cancer care treatment plan for each patient.
Advanced Treatment Options
UH Seidman Cancer Center specialists are experts at diagnosing and treating soft tissue sarcoma. With our state of the art care, we offer treatments that include:
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Targeted chemotherapy to attach the cancer
- Precision radiation therapy
- Access to the latest clinical trials that are advancing treatment options for sarcoma
Multidisciplinary Approach to Cancer Care
Just as each patient is unique, we believe that cancer treatment should be highly specialized to fit the individual. UH Seidman Cancer Center’s multifaceted team works in unison and draws on its collective education and expertise to offer patients a personalized treatment plan. Our tumor board review, led by a distinguished multidisciplinary team, evaluates every single patient case. We have the latest medical advances and an entire team of national experts that collaborates to guide all cancer care decisions. Professionals on our cancer team include:
- Genetic counselors
- Medical geneticists
- Medical oncologists
- Nurse navigators
- Nurse practitioners
- Radiation oncologists
- Social workers
- Surgical oncologists
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.
- Using more than one chemo drug for those with Ewing sarcoma that has not spread. Learn more.