Several of the many varieties of bone and soft tissue tumors occur predominantly in children.
If you or your child has been diagnosed with a musculoskeletal tumor, talk to us. Because these tumors can grow aggressively, it's essential to learn your options and take action immediately. At City of Hope, we provide rapid diagnosis and treatment, thanks to our broad array of experts from multiple disciplines, all under one roof. We go beyond eradicating your cancer — we aim to restore you to normal life with full motor function. In 85% of our cases, we have saved the patient's limb.
Our world-class team of specialists can walk you through the entire treatment process, address your concerns and create a personalized plan designed to give you the best possible results. City of Hope's musculoskeletal tumor team has pioneered state-of-the-art procedures that target cancer while minimizing side effects.
U.S. News & World Report has named City of Hope one of the top cancer hospitals in America. City of Hope has one of the largest musculoskeletal cancer programs in California and is a regional referral center for child and adult patients with musculoskeletal tumors.
Our Musculoskeletal Tumors Program Highlights:
Minimally invasive surgery removes tumors while preserving healthy tissue
Radiation therapy, including ultra-precise helical TomoTherapy and brachytherapy
Pioneering drug research and clinical trials
Bone transport for reconstruction after tumor resection or to correct limb-length discrepancies
We are a national leader in the use of expandable implants that can “grow” with the patient
At City of Hope, we treat the whole person, body and soul. We have an unmatched reputation for coordinated, comprehensive and compassionate care, from diagnosis to treatment to rehab, plus social and psychological support.
City of Hope is one of the few facilities designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute.
Duarte - Main Campus; Antelope Valley; South Pasadena; Upland
Clarke Anderson, M.D., is City of Hope's go-to professional for handling difficult and often heart-rending cases of cancer in small children, especially neuroblastomas, or tumors of the central nervous system.
City of Hope's I. Benjamin Paz, M.D., is a nationally renowned surgical oncology surgeon, with expertise in breast cancer, gastrointestinal and rectal cancers, and tumors involving the bone and soft tissues.
Vijay Trisal, M.D., the Dr. Norman & Melinda Payson Professor in Medicine and chief medical officer at City of Hope, is an advocate for individualized patient care and expanding access to City of Hope’s advanced therapies and specialized physicians across local communities.
Lee Zuckerman, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon at City of Hope in Duarte, California. Dr. Zuckerman has clinical expertise in bone cancer and tumors, limb-saving surgery, sarcoma, and soft-tissue cancer and tumors.