Kaposi Sarcoma

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Brings New Hope for Patients with Kaposi Sarcoma

Kaposi sarcoma is a cancer that develops from the cells that line lymph or blood vessels and causes tumors to develop in the skin, mucous membranes, lymph nodes, and other organs. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Kaposi sarcoma, we understand the anxiety you must feel, and we can help. UH Seidman Cancer Center is a nationally recognized cancer program with expertise in both routine and complex care for every stage of Kaposi sarcoma, from the earliest lesions to the most challenging cases.

Our multidisciplinary team reviews every case so diagnosis and treatment decisions are based on the expertise of our entire fellowship-trained team.

Esteemed Team Puts Patients First

With high standards of excellence in cancer research and clinical care, UH Seidman Cancer Center is part of the National Cancer Institute-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Our patients benefit from a team approach to their cancer care. Our multidisciplinary team performs a disease-specific tumor board each week. This review ensures that all realistic treatment options are considered. The following specialists may be involved in the review, care and treatment of our patients. We believe in putting the patient at the center of a compassionate, highly experienced team that includes:

  • Genetic counselors
  • Medical geneticists
  • Medical oncologists
  • Nurse navigators
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Pathologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Radiologists
  • Social workers
  • Surgical oncologists

Together, we work through every step of cancer care, offering innovative Kaposi sarcoma treatment that brings new hope to patients.

Advanced Treatment Options

With Kaposi sarcoma, an individualized plan will be developed based on the size of the lesions and location. We can use a combination of therapies, including:

  • Surgery to remove the tumors
  • Radiation therapy to shrink the tumors on the skin or in the mouth
  • Chemotherapy to target the tumor
  • Clinical trials to offer the latest treatment options for Kaposi sarcoma

Cancer Clinical Trials

UH Seidman Cancer Center has many available clinical trials for patients with cancer, including:

  • Studying three chemo combinations for Kaposi sarcoma (KS) and AIDS. Learn more.
  • Studying antiretroviral therapy for those with AIDS-Kaposi sarcoma. This trial looks at antiretroviral therapy given with a chemo drug, without a chemo drug, and with a delayed chemo drug. Learn more.
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