The Sarcoma Program at Cincinnati Children’s is one of the nation’s leading programs for diagnosing and treating tumors of the bone and soft tissues.

We offer:

  • Specialization. Our physicians specialize in treating sarcomas. Their deep knowledge and experience give patients an unparalleled level of care. 
  • A team-based, multidisciplinary approach. The sarcoma team includes experts from many different areas of specialization who collaborate with one another to ensure patients receive the best possible care.
  • Proton therapy. This innovative treatment approach delivers highly focused radiation therapy to a tumor with remarkable precision, avoiding radiation exposure to healthy surrounding tissue. Learn more.
  • Limb-sparing surgical expertise. Orthopaedic surgeon Joel Sorger, MD, utilizes advanced techniques in limb-sparing surgery and limb reconstruction. His expertise is one reason that amputations are rarely used as part of sarcoma treatment plan at Cincinnati Children’s. 
  • Reconstructive surgery expertise. Our pediatric orthopaedic and plastic surgeons offer unique reconstructive surgery options to preserve function and restore the appearance of tissue that has been affected by sarcoma or sarcoma therapy.
  • Other novel surgical procedures. Pediatric surgeon Roshni Dasgupta, MD, MPH, provides cutting-edge surgeries specifically for patients with sarcoma. These include sentinel lymph node biopsies, which help doctors accurately stage cancer, and hyperthermic interperitonieal chemotherapy (HIPEC), which delivers chemotherapy directly to cancer cells in the abdomen.
  • Access to Phase I research protocols. Patients with recurrent or treatment-resistant sarcoma may be able to receive novel therapy protocols through our participation in a variety of phase I research studies. Learn more.
  • Rehabilitation services. Specialists in the hospital’s innovative Pediatric Cancer Rehabilitation Specialty Program provide customized therapy based on each child’s specific needs and goals. Learn more.
  • Specialized care for young adults. Cincinnati Children’s offers a nationally recognized program to meet the unique needs of young adults with cancer. Learn more.
  • A commitment to long-term quality of life. The Cincinnati Children’s Cancer Survivorship Center provides specialized medical care and psychosocial support to childhood cancer survivors − continuously and without interruption through adulthood. Learn more.