Limb-Sparing Surgery: As recently as 15 years ago, the surgical answer to an aggressive tumor of the extremity was amputation. While this may be necessary in certain cases, many patients can be successfully treated with limb-sparing surgery, which is designed to save the limb while removing the tumor. We specialize in limb-sparing surgery for patients with primary malignant bone tumors such as Ewing’s sarcoma and osteosarcoma. Special prostheses, bone grafts and bone transplantation are all techniques used in these surgeries.
CyberKnife: This method uses cruise missile technology to noninvasively target tumors that were previously inoperable with high-dose radiation with a procedure called stereotactic radiosurgery. Targeting from different angles destroys cancerous and benign tumors while minimizing damage to healthy tissue. This pinpoint accuracy allows our physicians to treat difficult-to-reach tumors. Dr. Cardella Coleman, radiation oncologist, has expertise in treating bone and soft tissue tumors with CyberKnife® in both adult and pediatric patients.
Clinical trials and research: Discoveries made in scientific research laboratories translate into treatments available to patients through research studies or clinical trials. Dr. Jason Fixler, pediatric medical oncologist, serves as the director of clinical research for oncology programs and ensures both our adult and pediatric patients have access to the most advanced treatment options available in a community-based hospital setting.
For more information about the Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute at LifeBridge Health and the Comprehensive Bone and Soft Tissue Tumor Center at Sinai Hospital, please call 410-601-4606 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.