Sarcoma and Bone Cancer Specialists

The Stanford Sarcoma Program specializes in both bone sarcomas and soft tissue sarcomas. Our expert multispecialty team evaluates patients comprehensively to provide accurate diagnosis and customized treatment plans. We also provideextensive follow-up care, including physical therapy, prosthetics, and occupational therapy.

Sarcoma Program
875blakewilburdr-stanford
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-498-6000 Getting Here
Maps & Directions
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-498-6000 Getting Here

Our Doctors

This multidisciplinary team includes experts from a broad range of specialties, all dedicated to the superior care and treatment of Sarcoma patients.

Care and Treatment of Sarcoma

Overview of the Stanford Sarcoma Program

With specialists dedicated to treating even the most complex cases, the Stanford Sarcoma Program's multispecialty team utilizes leading-edge tools and techniques to identify and treat bone cancers such as soft tissue sarcomas, osteosarcoma, Ewing's sarcoma, and chondrosarcoma, as well as angiosarcoma, synovial sarcoma, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, uposarcoma, leiomyosarcoma and more.

Features and treatments of the Stanford Sarcoma Program include:

  • Sarcoma subspecialty surgeons, who perform innovative surgical techniques in treating sarcoma cases requiring complex surgical strategies
  • The Sarcoma tumor board, in which new patients and challenging cases are presented weekly to a multidisciplinary team
  • Multidisciplinary sarcoma clinics, which enable patients to undergo concurrent consultations from multiple disciplines, often at the same appointment
  • Genetic risk assessment and counseling, available from the Cancer Center's expert team of genetic counselors
  • Specialists in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and prosthetics, who address quality of life issues

Unique offerings include:

  • Subspecialty surgeons and innovative surgical techniques to treat complex cases and preserve quality of life
  • Advanced radiation therapy techniques, including Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) and Intraoperative Radiotherapy (IORT)
  • Clinical studies with personalized therapies and investigational agents such as anti-angiogenesis agents and hypoxia-activating agents for various sarcoma subtypes

Clinical Trials

Sarcoma clinical research

  • Targeted therapies for gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) with tyrosine kinase inhibitors are an important focus. Newer drugs for GIST are currently being studied.
  • Clinical trials of anti-angiogenesis agents, which prevent delivery of blood to tumors, and hypoxia-activating agents, which starve tumors of oxygen, are available for several subtypes of sarcoma.
  • Both of these discuss soft tissue sarcomas.

Before beginning treatment, ask your doctor about any clinical trials you should consider. Learn more about clinical trials for cancer patients.

For Patients

PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

Review the New Patient Packet for information about:

  • What to expect on the day of your appointment
  • Maps, directions, parking, public transit options, and contact information
  • Other patient resources

Bring completed forms found in the Sarcoma New Patient Letter.

MEDICAL RELEASE

Please fax the Medical Record Release Form to your new patient coordinator. The medical release form is an authorization form for external facilities to release medical records to Stanford Hospital & Clinics. 

International Patients

Phone: +1-650-723-8561
Email: IMS@stanfordmed.org

Call us to make an appointment

650-498-6000

For Health Care Professionals

PHYSICIAN HELPLINE

Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stanford Hospital & Clinics provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.

HOW TO REFER

Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.

Please note, though this form is from Stanford Hospital & Clinics, it is also used for all Cancer Center referrals.

Track your patients' progress and communicate with Stanford providers securely online.

Learn More About PRISM »