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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:

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    Chondrosarcomas
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    Malignant Fibrous Tumors of Bone (MFT)
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    Adamantinoma
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    Chordoma
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    Malignant Lymphomas of Bone
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    Metastatic Bone Tumors of the Skeleton

Meet Your Care Team

Elizabeth J. Davis
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Elizabeth J. DavisMD

    Cancer, Hematology/Oncology, Medical Oncology, Sarcoma
Vicki L. Keedy
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4.9

Vicki L. KeedyMD

    Cancer, Medical Oncology, Sarcoma
Kenneth W. Wyman
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4.9

Kenneth W. WymanMD

    Cancer, Gastrointestinal, Hematology/Oncology, Lung Cancer, Thymic Cancer and Mesothelioma, Medical Oncology, Melanoma, Sarcoma
Jennifer L. Halpern
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4.9

Jennifer L. HalpernMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sarcoma
Ginger E. Holt
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4.8

Ginger E. HoltMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Sarcoma
Joshua M. Lawrenz
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4.8

Joshua M. LawrenzMD, MSCI

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

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

    Acute and Reconstructive Burn, Aesthetics, Burn, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Wesley P. Thayer
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4.7

Wesley P. ThayerMD, PhD

    Acute and Reconstructive Burn, Aesthetics, Burn, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Eric T. Shinohara
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Eric T. ShinoharaMD, MSCI

    Cancer, Radiation Oncology
Christina E. Bailey
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Christina E. BaileyMD, MSCI

    Cancer, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Endocrine Cancer, GI Cancer Surgery, Gastroenterology Surgery, Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary and Liver Surgery
Kamran Idrees
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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
Marcus C. Tan
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Marcus C. TanMD

    GI Cancer Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Liver Surgery, Neuroendocrine Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer Surgery, Sarcoma, Surgical Oncology

Why Choose Bone Cancer and Sarcoma Care at Vanderbilt

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    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.

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    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. 

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    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.

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    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.

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    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:

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    Limb salvage surgery
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    Complex arthroplasty
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    Growing endoprosthesis
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    Allograft reconstruction surgery
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    Bone stabilization
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    Wide resections
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    Intralesional Resections
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    Adjuvants and bone graft substitutes

Locations

1215 21st Avenue South, Suites 3200 and 4200
Nashville, TN 37232
Vanderbilt Health Belle Meade
6002 Highway 100
Nashville, TN 37205
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