Kaposi Sarcoma

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Expert Care and Treatment for Sarcoma and GIST

Our Sarcoma Center includes experts who improve the outcome for patients with sarcoma. Your care team will collaborate to develop a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan that offers the most advanced therapies and an array of supportive resources.

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What Is Kaposi Sarcoma?

Kaposi sarcoma is a type of cancer characterized by the abnormal growth of blood vessels that develop into skin lesions or occur internally. The lesions are usually purple and are made of cancer cells, new blood vessels, red blood cells, and white blood cells. Kaposi sarcoma is different from other cancers in that lesions may begin in more than one place in the body at the same time.

Why Choose Us

At the Sarcoma Center at Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center, our team of experts work together to provide compassionate and highly coordinated care for patients with Kaposi Sarcoma. Our center includes leaders in the field who provide our patients with the highest level of care in state-of-the-art facilities. We also perform leading-edge basic scientific and clinical research, with numerous opportunities for patients to participate in clinical trials.

We provide comprehensive services to patients with these cancers, including:  

  • Access to the highest quality clinical research and new drugs available for the treatment of Kaposi Sarcoma
  • Support services, including nutrition, complementary therapies, spiritual support, and financial help
  • Survivorship programs for patients, plus resources for families and young adults
  • Multidisciplinary care delivered by specialists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital 

Learn about Kaposi sarcoma and find information on how we support and care for people with Kaposi sarcoma before, during, and after treatment.

The following information is from the National Cancer Institute.