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Sarcoma and Bone Cancer Types

  • When you come to the Center for Sarcoma and Bone Oncology, you'll meet with dedicated clinicians who have expertise in caring for patients with sarcoma.

    Our specialists see patients with all sarcomas and a variety of mesenchymal tumors, including chondrosarcoma, desmoid tumor, liposarcoma, neurofibrosarcoma, osteosarcoma, and rhabdomyosarcoma.

    Our group is also dedicated to clinical research to develop innovative treatment strategies for soft tissue and bone malignancies.

    We will work with you to find other support services within Dana-Farber, including nutrition, complementary therapies, spiritual support, financial help, survivorship, and resources for families and young adults.

  • Treating Soft Tissue Sarcomas and Bone Cancers

    Soft Tissue Sarcomas

    Soft tissue sarcoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the soft tissues of the body. The soft tissues of the body include the muscles, tendons (bands of fiber that connect muscles to bones), fat, blood vessels, lymph vessels, nerves, and tissues around joints. Adult soft tissue sarcomas can form almost anywhere in the body, but are most common in the head, neck, arms, legs, trunk, and abdomen.

    Bone Cancers

    There are several types of bone cancer. Osteosarcoma is the most common bone cancer. It starts in bone cells that make new bone tissue. It usually forms at the end of long bones, such as the leg bones, but can form in any bone. Ewing sarcoma includes several types of bone tumors. Ewing sarcoma tumors usually form in the hip bones, the ribs, or in the middle of long bones. Ewing tumors are most common in bone but can also form in soft tissue.
  • Our specialists see patients with all types of sarcoma and a variety of mesenchymal tumors, including:

    • Alveolar soft part sarcoma
    • Angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma
    • Angiosarcoma
    • Atypical lipomataous tumor
    • Bone cancer
    • Chondrosarcoma
    • Clear cell sarcoma (malignant melanoma of soft parts)
    • Dendritic cell sarcoma
    • Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
    • Desmoid tumor
    • Desmoplastic small cell tumor
    • Desmoplastic small round cell tumors
    • Ectomesenchymoma
    • Endometrial sarcoma
    • Epithelioid sarcoma
    • Ewing sarcoma
    • Extrarenal rhabdoid tumor
    • Extraskeletal mesenchymal chondrosarcoma
    • Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma
    • Extraskeletal osteosarcoma
    • Fibromyxoid sarcoma
    • Fibrous histiocytoma of bone
    • Fibrosarcoma
    • Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)
    • Granulation cell sarcoma
    • Hemangioendothelioma
    • Hemangiopericytoma
    • Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor
    • Intimal sarcoma
    • Kaposi sarcoma
    • Leiomyosarcoma
    • Lipoma
    • Liposarcoma
    • Lymphoangiosarcoma
    • Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH)
    • Malignant glomus tumor
    • Malignant granular cell tumor
    • Malignant melanotic schwannoma
    • Malignant mesenchymoma
    • Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor
    • Malignant primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET)
    • Malignant schwannoma
    • Malignant tenosynovial giant cell tumor
    • Myoepithelioma/mixed tumor of soft tissue
    • Myofibroblastic sarcoma
    • Myxofibrosarcoma
    • Myxoinflammatory fibroblastic sarcoma
    • Neurofibrosarcoma
    • Osteoganic sarcoma
    • Osteosarcoma
    • PEComa
    • Radiation associated sarcomas
    • Rhabdomyosarcoma
    • Soft tissue sarcoma
    • Solitary fibrous tumor
    • Spindle cell sarcoma
    • Synovial sarcoma
    • Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma
    • Undifferentiated sarcoma
    • Unclassified sarcoma
    • Uterine sarcoma

    Read our Insight blog for information and inspiration about Dana-Farber's treatment and research for sarcoma and soft tissue cancers.