Hoag Hospital has announced the launch of Orange County's first comprehensive
Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma Program for those battling the rare and complex
form of cancer, according to a news release.
The Hoag Sarcoma Program, in alliance with Keck Medicine of USC, is led
by Dr. Nader Nassif, a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes
in orthopedic oncology; Executive Medical Director of Hoag Family Cancer
Institute Dr. Burton Eisenberg; Executive Medical Director Endowed Chair
and Professor of Clinical Surgery Keck School of Medicine of USC Grace
E. Hoag, a board-certified surgical oncologist with specialty in sarcoma.
"Sarcomas are a rarity, so it's important to be treated by doctors
with the experience and knowledge to approach these complicated cancers,"
Nassif said in the release. "Patients need expert care and a team
approach, which the Hoag Sarcoma Program offers."
Sarcoma is a family of cancers that develops from the connective tissue
of the body, including bone, muscle, blood vessels, nerves and fibrous
tissues. Because of the rarity and complexity of the disease, only the
largest academic cancer centers in the country offer clinical trials in sarcoma.
For more information, visit http://www.hoag.org.