Sarcoma Multidisciplinary Clinic
Sarcoma is a rare and complex cancer that often requires multidisciplinary treatment. Here at Johns Hopkins we have a team of physicians who specialize in the treatment of sarcoma. These experts include radiation oncologists, medical and surgical oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and neurosurgeons who meet weekly to review cases and develop coordinated treatment plans according to individual patient needs. If you have received a diagnosis of sarcoma, an appointment at our multidisciplinary clinic will provide you timely expertise and a coordinated treatment plan with the goal of providing the best possible treatment and outcome.
Patients who are likely to benefit from the clinic are:
- Newly diagnosed sarcoma patients who have not yet received treatment.
- Patients who have received a treatment plan, but are seeking a multidisciplinary second opinion.
- Patients who have had surgery for a sarcoma and may need additional treatment with radiation or chemotherapy.
- Patients who have metastatic sarcoma are not ideal candidates for the Sarcoma Multidisciplinary Clinic as they generally need to be seen by a medical oncologist to discuss chemotherapy or other systemic therapy options.
Make An Appointment
As a leading treatment center for sarcoma, Johns Hopkins offers patients timely coordinated care with personalized treatment plans and access to pioneering therapies delivered by expert physicians. If you are interested in meeting with the sarcoma multidisciplinary team for consultation, please call 443-997-SARC (7272).
If you are interested in meeting with a sarcoma medical oncologist at Johns Hopkins, please call 410-955-8964 to make an appointment.
Before visiting the clinic, patients must have had:
- A biopsy to confirm their sarcoma diagnosis.
- Imaging of the primary tumor site — MRI with and without contrast is preferred for sarcomas in the extremity, superficial trunk and head/neck region.
- Chest imaging — computed tomography chest without contrast (preferred) or chest X-ray.
What to Expect
The Sarcoma Multidisciplinary Clinic is committed to providing patients a comprehensive single day evaluation that includes sarcoma-specific patient education and consultation with our sarcoma specialists in surgery, radiation and medical oncology.
Tammy Beckman, C.R.N.P., nurse practitioner and coordinator of the Sarcoma Multidisciplinary Clinic, will serve as your navigator throughout the day by providing education, support and direction.
Your appointment will include:
- A sarcoma focused patient education session.
- Medical evaluation with a resident, nurse practitioner or physician assistant.
- Individual consultation with sarcoma experts — a medical oncologist, radiation oncologist or surgical oncologist, depending on the sarcoma.
Additional Support Services in the Clinic
- The opportunity to meet with a social worker.
- Referral to fertility specialists to discuss options if you are of child-bearing years and interested in fertility preservation.
- Referral to genetics counseling as appropriate.
You will receive a large volume of information on the day of your visit, so we strongly encourage you to bring someone with you to your appointment. It is helpful to have a second person present to hear what the physicians recommend, to take notes and to be your advocate.
At the end of the day you will receive a personalized treatment plan that will also be provided to your referring physician.
Goals of the Multidisciplinary Clinic
- Provide timely personalized care through a multidisciplinary coordinated treatment plan.
- Provide a smooth multidisciplinary patient experience.
- Provide access to clinical trials that enhance sarcoma knowledge and treatment options.
- Provide education to patients and their caregivers about sarcoma.
Team of Experts
The Sarcoma Program at Johns Hopkins includes a multidisciplinary team of specialists.
Getting to the Clinic
The Sarcoma Multidisciplinary Clinic is held the first and third Tuesday of every month in the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center at 601 N. Caroline St., Baltimore, MD 21287. The clinic is on the fifth floor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. This is where you will check in. View maps and directions.