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Hoag opens sarcoma program

By Daily Pilot

Categories: Cancer

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.
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