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Bone Cancers and Sarcomas

Our team of experts from a range of disciplines offers the most advanced medical, surgical and radiation care for cancers involving the musculoskeletal system. Care often involves chemotherapy, tumor removal, complex surgical reconstructions and radiation therapy. Sarcomas are best treated with a multi-disciplinary approach at a specialized care center like Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

Conditions We Treat

We treat all bone cancers and sarcomas, including:

Meet Your Care Team

Elizabeth J. Davis

Elizabeth J. DavisMD

    Cancer, Hematology/Oncology, Medical Oncology, Sarcoma
Vicki L. Keedy

Vicki L. KeedyMD

    Cancer, Medical Oncology, Sarcoma
Jennifer L. Halpern

Jennifer L. HalpernMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sarcoma
Ginger E. Holt

Ginger E. HoltMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Sarcoma
Joshua M. Lawrenz

Joshua M. LawrenzMD, MSCI

    Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, Cancer, Joint Replacement, Musculoskeletal Infection, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Sarcoma
Herbert S. Schwartz

Herbert S. SchwartzMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Sarcoma
John B. Summitt

John B. SummittMD

    Acute and Reconstructive Burn, Aesthetics, Burn, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Wesley P. Thayer

Wesley P. ThayerMD, PhD

    Acute and Reconstructive Burn, Aesthetics, Burn, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Ashwin Kishtagari

Ashwin KishtagariMD

Leo Y. Luo

Leo Y. LuoMD

    Radiation Oncology
Kenneth J. Niermann

Kenneth J. NiermannMD, MSCI, BS

    Cancer, Cancers of the Female Reproductive Organs, Gynecology, Head and Neck Cancer, Melanoma, Otolaryngology, Radiation Oncology
Eric T. Shinohara

Eric T. ShinoharaMD, MSCI

    Cancer, Radiation Oncology
Christina E. Bailey

Christina E. BaileyMD, MSCI

    Cancer, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Endocrine Cancer, GI Cancer Surgery, Gastroenterology Surgery, Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary and Liver Surgery
Kamran Idrees

Kamran IdreesMD, MSCI, MMHC, FACS

    Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Liver, Gallbladder, and Bile Ducts, Bile Duct Cancer, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Endocrine Cancer, Endocrine Surgery, GI Cancer Surgery, Gastroenterology Surgery
Deepa Magge

Deepa MaggeMD

    Colon and Rectal Cancer Surgery, GI Cancer Surgery, Neuroendocrine Surgery, Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Sekhar Padmanabhan

Sekhar PadmanabhanMD

    Bile Duct Cancer, Colorectal Liver Metastases, Hepatobiliary Cancer Surgery, Neuroendocrine Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Cameron E. Schlegel

Cameron E. SchlegelMD

    Cancer, Colon and Rectal Cancer Surgery, GI Cancer Surgery, Neuroendocrine Surgery, Sarcoma, Skin Cancers Including Melanoma, Surgical Oncology
Marcus C. Tan

Marcus C. TanMD

    GI Cancer Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Liver Surgery, Neuroendocrine Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer Surgery, Sarcoma, Surgical Oncology
Scott C. Borinstein

Scott C. BorinsteinMD, PhD

    Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, General Hematology and Oncology, Leukemia and Lymphoma, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Sarcoma, Solid Organ Malignancies

Why Choose Bone Cancer and Sarcoma Care at Vanderbilt

  • diploma, award, ribbon, Recognized care, quality
    Recognized cancer care

    Research shows that the best patient outcomes in cancer cancer care come from multi-disciplinary tertiary hospital centers. The National Cancer Institute designates Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest ranking by the world’s leading authority on cancer.

  • medical chart, clipboard, cross, Knowledge and experience
    Knowledge and experience

    One of the most important aspects of sarcoma care is making a diagnosis through appropriate pathways. Our specialists have dedicated their careers to treating patients with bone cancer and sarcomas. As the fourth largest patient care site in the nation for Orthopaedic surgical oncology, we diagnose and treat over 300 patients each year. This experience translates into expert, comprehensive care for you. 

  • conference, Team approach, people, staff, partners
    Team approach

    Our care team is comprised of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, orthopedic surgery oncologists, radiologists, plastic surgeons, general surgeons and pathologists who combine their expertise and work collaboratively to create a personalized care plan that is right for you. These specialists work closely with a team of social workers, psychologists and physical therapists to provide you with quality care before, during and after your treatment.

  • people, Tumor board, team, staff, partners
    Specialized tumor boards

    At our regular cancer care meetings, experts in your specific type of cancer from across medical disciplines work together to create a treatment plan for the most complex cases. Tumor boards generate consensus treatment plans, meaning that each patient benefits from expertise across disciplines, as physicians and providers review critical findings in the context of the most up to date standards of care.

  • survey, clipboard, Clinical trials
    Cancer clinical trials

    As a leading cancer research center, we are a critical part of hospital centers worldwide with access to the newest technologies and treatments. While participation in clinical trials is completely optional, access to trials expands therapeutic possibilities for our patients and allows us to refine the best practices for treatment of these difficult problems.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

  • Adjuvants and bone graft substitutes
  • Allograft bone
  • Allograft reconstruction surgery
  • Amputation
  • Bone stabilization
  • Chest x-ray
  • Complex arthroplasty


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Nashville, TN 37232
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6002 Highway 100
Nashville, TN 37205
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