Sarcomas and Bone Cancers

The Sarcomas Team treats all types of soft tissue cancers. These include cancers of the cartilage, fat, muscle, connective tissue and other types of tissues.

The team works with other multidisciplinary teams and with cancer genetics counselors and plastic and reconstructive surgeons.

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Meet the Sarcomas and Bone Cancers Team

Surgical Oncologists

... remove cancer tumors from many different types of soft tissues, including: muscle, cartilage, fat and connective tissues and gastrointestinal stromal tumors.

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Radiation Oncologists

... use beams of radiation to kill cancer cells in bone and in soft tissues. They use stereotactic body radiation and intensity modulated radation therapy.

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Steven Perez, PA-C

Steven Perez, PA-C

Hector Stephenson, PA

Hector Stephenson, PA

Physician Assistants

... may perform certain medical procedures under the guidance of a physician. They may give medications or injections, take medical histories or perform medical exams.

Cancers of the Bone

David Chafey, MD, is an orthopaedic surgical oncologist. He helps each multidisciplinary team decide how best to treat cancers that start in bone or that spread to bone. Based on the size and location of the tumor, he can help each team to help their patients keep their limbs. He also studies reconstructive surgery to prevent fractures and keep limbs functioning.

“Through a multi-disciplinary approach, we are able to perform limb salvage surgery and still prolong a person’s life. In the past, people would have to make difficult choices between life and preserving a limb.”

– David Chafey, MD