Sarcoma Treatment Options

The sarcoma team at OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is the only coordinated care team in Oregon specializing in sarcoma diagnosis and treatment. Our sarcoma doctors are fellowship trained and have extensive knowledge of sarcoma.
If you have sarcoma, we will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan. We offer a variety of treatment options for sarcoma, including chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. Our sarcoma doctors and nurses meet weekly to discuss patients with sarcoma, giving you the benefit of our entire team’s knowledge and expertise.
Most bone and soft tissue tumors are removed with surgery. You may also have treatment with a medical oncologist or radiation oncologist, depending on the stage, location and type of tumor.

Types of treatment include:

Surgical services

Medical treatment

Medical oncologists treat cancer with drugs and treatments other than surgery and radiation. Our medical oncology team uses chemotherapy, powerful drugs that can kill cancer cells. Doctors also use targeted biologic agents, substances designed to destroy cancer cells without harming healthy tissue. Learn more about medical treatment

Radiation therapy

Radiation oncologists use the most advanced technology to treat sarcoma, including state-of-the-art Varian linear accelerators and the Novalis TX with brainLAB technology. Learn more about radiation therapy

Other nonsurgical care

  • Rehabilitation services
  • Nonsurgical tumor care
  • Long-term tumor surveillance