Sarcoma is a challenging cancer that requires the expertise of many specialists. The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center is the only cancer center in the midaltantic region that has experts from every specialty involved in the treatment of sarcoma together in one place to evaluate patients and to recommend a treatment plan.
Other hospitals offer bits and pieces of specialty care, but we bring every expert to the table,” says sarcoma program director David Loeb, M.D., Ph.D.
The biology of sarcomas is complex, with nearly a third of patients diagnosed with advanced cancers that are best treated by an experienced team. Unique clinical plans developed from the latest research findings position the Kimmel Cancer Center as a leader in sarcoma treatment and research.
Pediatric oncologists, medical oncologists, orthopedic surgeons, radiation oncologists, radiologists, and other experts see patients in a single day visit. Collaborations with the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy and the only bone marrow transplant program that has overcome the rejection barrier means pediatric patients have access to the same therapies that are leading to unprecedented responses in adult cancer patients.
Having all of the experts together in one place allows for coordination of care—timing surgery, drug therapies and other treatments to better care for patients.
Everything a sarcoma patient needs is available at the Kimmel Cancer Center.