OHSU Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation is the only clinic between Sacramento and Seattle that provides a full range of diagnosis and treatment options for bone and soft tissue tumors. Our entire team will work together to coordinate your care in a way that’s best for you and your needs. We offer you access to the latest treatments, technologies and clinical trials.
Our team includes:
- Oncologists - doctors who specialize in cancer care
- Orthopaedic Oncology Surgeons - doctors who specialize in surgery for treatment of tumors in the bones or soft tissues
- Musculoskeletal Radiologists - doctors who specialize in imaging your bones and joints using tools such as X-rays, computed tomography, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging
- Radiation Oncologists - doctors who use radiation to treat cancer
- Surgical Oncologists - doctors who perform surgery to remove tumors and treat cancer
- Bone and Soft Tissue Pathologists - doctors who specialize in the diagnosis of bone and soft tissue tumors, including the diagnosis of sarcomas
Treatment for bone and soft tissue tumors, whether cancerous or not, can seem overwhelming. All of these providers will be involved in your care and will help you navigate the process, from diagnosis through treatment and follow-up.
Clinical trials are research studies in which patients help doctors find ways to improve health and bone and joint care. Each study is designed to answer scientific questions and to find better ways to prevent, diagnose or treat bone and joint disease or ailments. The results of these research studies, called outcomes, give healthcare providers the data necessary to make advances and improvements in the way they treat.
One example of an active clinical trial for the Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors team is the multicenter, multinational randomized trial called "Parity". The objective of this study is to determine whether long term (5 days) postoperative antibiotics will decrease the rate of infection following lower extremity tumor surgery, when compared to short term (24 hours) postoperative antibiotics. Under Dr. Doung's leadership, OHSU has enrolled the most patients of any participating hospital or academic health center in the United States for this important study.