Bone and Soft Tissue Tumor Program News and Updates

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CHOP Establishes Kelly and Chad Punchard Endowed Chair in Translational Sarcoma Research

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has announced the establishment of the Punchard Family Endowed Chair in Translational Sarcoma Research. Patrick J. Grohar, MD, PhD, an attending physician with the Cancer Center and the Director of Translational Research with the Center for Childhood Cancer Research at CHOP, has been named the inaugural chair holder.

FDA Approves Drug for Rare Cancer

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CHOP played an instrumental role in leading one of two clinical trials that led to the approval of Xalkori® for unresectable, recurrent, or refractory ALK-positive IMT.

Case Study: Rotationplasty for Osteosarcoma

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Van Nes rotationplasty surgery for osteosarcoma is a “functional amputation” in which the the foot is rotated 180 degrees on the vertical axis and the ankle becomes a functioning knee joint.

Rarity of Ewing Sarcoma Makes Quick Diagnosis Uncommon

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We present three cases of Ewing sarcoma treated at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where a multidisciplinary team of experts focuses on curing the patients as well as preserving limb function and growth potential.