Musculoskeletal Oncology

The best integrated care from U-M physicians in all oncology related disciplines

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 sarcomas 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 CancerAbnormal growth of tissue that forms when cells divide uncontrollably. May weaken bone and cause a break or fracture

Soft Tissue SarcomasFamily of cancers that arise in the body's connective tissues, which include fat, muscle, blood vessels, deep skin tissues, nerves, bones, and cartilage