Musculoskeletal Oncology

The Musculoskeletal Oncology Service specializes in treating soft tissue and bone tumors of the limbs, pelvis, and shoulders, benign and malignant tumors, metastatic disease of bone, primary bone malignancy, sarcoma, and pathologic fractures due to malignancy in children and adults. Bone cancer treatment often involves a multidisciplinary approach involving several specialists such as orthopaedic oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology and pathology.

Treatment plans depend on the size, location and grade of the cancer. Soft tissue and bone sarcoma’s are diagnosed and effectively treated through our Multidisciplinary Sarcoma Center here at the University of Michigan. This is the only federally funded and comprehensive sarcoma center in the state of Michigan, where patients receive integrated care from physicians in all sarcoma related disciplines.

Bone Cancer Abnormal growth of tissue that forms when cells divide uncontrollably. May weaken bone and cause a break or fracture Soft Tissue Sarcomas Family of cancers that arise in the body’s connective tissues, which include fat, muscle, blood vessels, deep skin tissues, nerves, bones, and cartilage.