Orthopaedics Sarcoma Center

Our specialists are leaders in Musculoskeletal Oncology (cancers of the bone and soft tissues) who through basic and clinical research, combined with personalized clinical care; offer the most advanced treatments available. Drs. Quinn and Rajani provide diagnosis, staging, surgical intervention and coordination of management for all musculoskeletal cancers. Dr. Sankhala provides Medical Oncology services which include neoadjuvent, adjuvant and concurrent chemotherapies including therapeutic options of conventional and investigational therapies for patients with advanced/metastatic sarcomas.

We also do research involving the diagnostics of Adult Soft Tissue Sarcomas and clinical outcomes in saving limbs as well as novel treatments of Adult Soft Tissue Sarcomas.

Clinical services offered through our clinics include:

Medical Oncology

Treatment of sarcomas of soft tissue and bone:

  • GIST (gastrointestinal stromal tumor)
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma / malignant fibrous histiocytoma
  • Myxofibrosarcoma (MFH)
  • Synovial sarcoma
  • Myxoid/round cell liposarcoma
  • Liposarcoma
  • Angiosarcoma, Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, and other vascular tumors Kaposi sarcoma
  • Spindle cell sarcoma not otherwise specified (NOS)
  • Uterine sarcomas (such as leiomyosarcoma, endometrial stromal sarcoma, high grade undifferentiated uterine sarcoma, carcinosarcoma or mixed mullerian tumor)
  • Osteogenic sarcoma (osteosarcoma)
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Ewing sarcoma
  • Chordoma
  • Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST)
  • Desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT)
  • Epithelioid sarcoma
  • PEComa (perivscular epithelial cell tumor)
  • Fibromyxoid sarcoma (Evans' tumor)
  • Small round blue cell tumors
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS)
  • Clear cell sarcoma (of tendon sheath)
  • Superficisl and Deep fibromatosis/desmoid tumor
  • Tenosynovial giant cell tumor/pigmented villonodular synovitis (TGCT/PVNS)

Orthopaedic Oncology/Surgery

Bone Tumors: Diagnostics for all Bone Tumors

  • Osteosarcoma and Ewings Sarcoma
    • Biopsy
    • Surgical Resection with reconstruction or amputation
    • Reconstruction with allograft or metal prostheses
  • Chondrosarcoma
    • Surgical Resection of tumors along with reconstructions
  • Metastatic disease to the skeleton
    • Surgical resection
    • Local treatments including curettage and cementation
    • Prophylactic stabilization
  • Benign Bone Tumors (Enchondroma, Osteochondroma)
    • Appropriate observation versus surgical excision
  • Bone cysts
    • Surgical treatment
      • Curettage, bone grafting versus cementation
      • Adjuvant use with high-speed burr, argon gas, phenol
  • Giant Cell Tumor of bone
    • Surgical treatment
      • Curettage, cementation, prophylactic stabilization
      • Joint reconstruction including arthroplasty
    • Multidisciplinary Management
    • Denosumab treatment
  • Osteoid osteoma and osteoblastoma
    • Surgical excision
    • Radiofrequency ablation

Soft Tissue Tumors: Diagnostics for all Soft Tissue Tumors

  • Benign soft tissue tumors
    • Surgical excision versus appropriate observation
    • Including lipomas, cysts, ganglions, and other benign tumors
  • Low grade soft tissue sarcomas of the extremities and pelvis
    • Surgical resection
  • High grade soft tissue sarcomas of the extremities and pelvis
    • Needle or open biopsies
    • Multidisciplinary management with radiation therapy and possible chemotherapeutic neo-adjuvant and/or adjuvant treatment
    • Surgical resection with soft tissue flaps and coverage provided by Plastic Surgery
Contact Us
Medical Oncology – CTRC
7979 Wurzbach Rd.
Zeller Building, 3rd Floor
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: 210-450-5798
Fax: 210-616-5844

Orthopaedic Oncology/
Surgery

8300 Floyd Curl Dr.
Medical Arts & Research
Center, 3rd Floor
San Antonio, Texas 78229
Phone: (210) 450-1170
Fax: (210) 616-1180
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