New Program Focuses on Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors

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Oncology Update

Bone and soft tissue tumors are complex. To specifically address these types of tumors, CHOP recently launched a Bone and Soft Tissue Tumor Program, a collaboration between teams from Orthopedics and Oncology. The program offers quick evaluations of bone and soft tissue lesions and lumps, and comprehensive treatment once diagnosed. This innovative approach, the first of its kind in the region, ensures young patients receive extraordinary care that’s tailored to their needs.

If a suspicious lump or bone lesion is referred to the program, expert team members are on hand to evaluate imaging. If a biopsy is needed, a highly experienced radiologist will perform an image-guided needle biopsy, and a specialized  pathologist will evaluate the results. CHOP’s orthopedic oncologists Kristy Weber, MD, and Alex Arkader, MD, can perform innovative surgical techniques, such as minimally invasive procedures or advanced limb-sparing surgery.

Pediatric oncology team members have extensive experience with all types of malignant tumors. They can work with patients who have already received chemotherapy or other therapies and have either relapsed or need further treatment.

For every diagnosis, the Bone and Soft Tissue Tumor Program will mobilize the right team to address the individual patient’s needs. Patients with malignant tumors can take advantage of the Cancer Center’s many cutting-edge treatment options, such as proton therapy, and programs designed for young patients, including a fertility preservation program, nutrition counseling, and survivorship care.

CHOP coordinates patient care with referring physicians. CHOP team members are available for outpatient appointments every day at our Main Campus and at the CHOP Care Network’s Specialty Care and Surgery Centers in King of Prussia, Pa., and Voorhees, N.J. Rapid scheduling is available for new patients and second opinions.

Learn more about the Bone and Soft Tissue Tumor Program and the conditions we treat. Referring physicians can call 1-800-TRY-CHOP and press 2.