Bone and Soft Tissue Tumor Program
Bone and soft tissue tumors form in the body’s connective tissue, which includes bone, cartilage, blood and fat. Some, but not all, of these tumors are malignant or cancerous, meaning they have the ability to spread to other parts of the body. Malignant tumors are often called sarcomas.
Combining the expertise of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children's Hospital, our Bone and Soft Tissue Tumor Program provides comprehensive medical and surgical care for children and adolescents with benign or malignant bone and soft tissue tumors.
As one of the first centers in the country to use adjuvant chemotherapy and perform limb salvage surgery for patients with osteosarcoma, we continue to offer a multidisciplinary treatment approach. Your child’s care team will include:
- orthopedic surgeons
- pediatric oncologists
- physical therapists
Here at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer Center, we consider you and your child integral parts of the care team and not simply recipients of care. You and your team will work together to customize a plan of care for your child.
The Bone and Soft Tissue Tumor Program treats children with the following benign and malignant conditions. For information on a particular condition, please select one from the list below.
- bone cyst (aneurysmal)
- bone cyst (unicameral or simple)
- desmoid tumor
- non-ossifying fibroma
- osteoid osteoma
- Ewing sarcoma
- malignant fibrous histiocytoma
- synovial sarcoma
- rhabdoid tumors
- other bone and soft tissue sarcomas
Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer Center's oncologic and orthopedic surgeons are highly experienced in bone and soft tissue operations. If you are considering where to get treatment for your child, it’s important to know that outcomes are better when treatment is provided by surgeons with expertise in treating these conditions.