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
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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

Treatment Options

The following are some of the treatments performed at the Stanford Sarcoma Program:

Brachytherapy

A type of radiation therapy in which sealed radioactive material  is placed directly into or near a tumor to deliver a higher dose of internal radiation over a shorter period of time.

Chemotherapy

The use of anticancer drugs to shrink or kill cancerous cells and reduce cancer spreading to other parts of the body.

Image guided radiation therapy (IGRT)

Image guided radiation therapy, or IGRT, is a process of two and three-dimensional imaging used in conjunction with radiation therapy to direct cancer treatment without damaging the healthy tissues around the treated area.

Intensity modulated radiation therapy

An advanced type of radiation technology that manipulates beams of radiation to conform to the shape of a tumor.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy may include a regimen of exercise, tissue manipulation, and other treatments focused on maximizing function in specific body parts to help relieve pain.

Radiation therapy

The use of high-energy radiation to kill or shrink cancer cells, tumors, and non-cancerous diseases.

Rapid arc (RA)

A newer method of delivering radiation in shorter time period, allowing less chance for movement during treatment and an emerging choice for treating pediatric patients.

Stereoactive ablative body radiotherapy (SABR)

A treatment using sophisticated computerized imaging to precisely target a narrow X-ray beam.

Targeted therapies

Targeted therapies can target cancerous cells without affecting healthy tissue, unlike radiation and chemotherapy treatments.

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.

Clinical trial eligibility flowcharts

Eligibility flowcharts map clinical trials to specific types of cancers to determine if a participant is eligible for the particular clinical trial. View all sarcoma eligibility flowcharts at the Stanford Cancer Institute.

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 Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics). 

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

Call us to make an appointment

650-498-6000

RESOURCES

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 Health Care (formerly 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 Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics), it is also used for all Cancer Center referrals.

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