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UC San Diego Health is the regional leader in the treatment of osteosarcoma (bone cancer) and soft-tissue sarcoma. 

Our team of specialists—including orthopedic surgeons and surgical, medical and radiation oncologists—works together to diagnose and treat these rare and complex cancers. This multidisciplinary approach ensures accurate diagnosis and staging and allows us to offer a variety of advanced and limb-sparing treatment options.

Studies have shown that patients with these relatively rare cancers have better outcomes at "high volume" cancer centers, defined as those that perform at least 12 sarcoma surgeries per year.  UC San Diego Health is a high-volume center and the regional leader in sarcoma treatment.

For more information — including symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment information — see the links below:

We encourage physician referrals and patient self-referrals for initial diagnosis, biopsy, and staging of all bone and soft-tissue tumors.

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Personalized Cancer Care

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We now use genetic testing to analyze tumors and tailor cancer treatments to individual patients.

See Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy.