Bone & Soft Tissue Sarcoma Program at Hoag

Sarcoma is a family of cancers that develops from connective tissue. There are over 70 subtypes of sarcoma. The origin of these cancers can be from bone, muscle, cartilage, fat, or other connective tissue. For this reason, sarcoma can occur anywhere in the body; however, it most commonly develops in the extremities and to a lesser extent, in the retroperitoneum and pelvis. Bone and soft tissue sarcoma are rare cancers that can occur in both men and women, as well as people of all ages, from children to the elderly. According to American Cancer Society, roughly 12,000 new sarcomas will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2015.

Individuals diagnosed with sarcoma need expert, multidisciplinary care and a team approach to the treatment of these often complicated tumors.

Through the Hoag Sarcoma Program, in alliance with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Orange County patients can receive this level of specialty care right at home. Hoag offers the only comprehensive, integrated Sarcoma Program in all of Orange County for adult patients.


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Why Choose Hoag for your Sarcoma Care?

  • Comprehensive State-of-the-Art Sarcoma Program - The Hoag Sarcoma Program treats all types of bone and soft tissue sarcoma.
  • Multidisciplinary Team – Hoag and USC offer a comprehensive multidisciplinary team to evaluate and treat the spectrum of sarcomas. Our medical experts are subspecialty trained at world renowned institutions and are actively involved in research to continue the advancement of sarcoma care.
  • Patient-Centered Care – We understand that a diagnosis of sarcoma can be hard to manage, emotionally, physically and financially. The Hoag Family Cancer Institute offers comprehensive support services centered around the patient and their families. From support groups to one-on-one counseling, to educational and mind, body spirit workshops, Hoag Oncology Support Services‚Äč supports the whole person, and can link you to numerous resources for other types of support.
  • Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy - Through Hoag Orthopedic Institute, dedicated physical and occupational therapists assist in the rapid recovery of our patients following surgery, including ongoing therapy after discharge through Hoag Rehabilitation Services.
  • In alliance with Keck Medicine of USC – Through a special alliance with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Sarcoma Program includes additional specialty care in medical oncology and surgery, as well as access to advanced clinical research trials.

For more information on the Hoag Sarcoma Program, or to contact the Hoag Sarcoma Program Clinic, please call 877-427-8208.