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Sarcoma Program

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The UCSF Sarcoma Program offers state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services for sarcomas, rare cancers that begin in a bone or soft tissue in various regions of the body. Soft tissue sarcomas may develop in fat, muscle, blood vessels, tendons or nerves. Researchers have identified many different sarcomas, which require specialized treatment depending on the type, location and other factors.

In addition to radiologists and pathologists, our dedicated team includes subspecialists from thoracic oncology, orthopedic surgical oncology, gastrointestinal surgical oncology, head and neck surgical oncology and pediatric oncology. Our experts are skilled at using the most accurate diagnostic tools; cutting-edge surgical techniques, including surgical reconstruction; and promising new medical therapies. Precise, customized treatments are facilitated by genomic sequencing, advanced forms of chemotherapy, and biological and molecular targeting.

Our deep expertise covers the wide range of sarcomas, the most common of which are listed below (see "conditions we treat"). Use our find a doctor tool to search for a provider experienced in treating the type of sarcoma you have.

As part of our commitment to outstanding medical care, our research laboratory is working to develop innovative treatments for sarcoma. Patients may have an opportunity to join one of UCSF's ongoing clinical trials.

Our locations (1)

    Decorative Caduceus

    Phase 2 Basket Trial of Nab-sirolimus in Patients With Malignant Solid Tumors With Pathogenic A...

    ORR based on the proportion of patients with best overall response (BOR) of confirmed partial response (PR) or complete response (CR) from the time of study treatment initiation until disease progression as determined by IRR using...

    Recruiting

    Decorative Caduceus

    Phase 2 CAB-AXL-ADC Safety and Efficacy Study in Adult and Adolescent Patients With Sarcoma

    Assess dose limiting toxicity as defined in the protocol

    Recruiting

    Awards & recognition

    • usnews-neurology

      Among the top hospitals in the nation

    • Best in Northern California for cancer care (tie)

    Accreditations & memberships

    • National Cancer Institute

      The National Cancer Institute has designated UCSF a comprehensive cancer center, its highest ranking. This designation is awarded to centers that demonstrate scientific excellence and the ability to conduct cancer research across many disciplines.

    • Commission on Cancer

      UCSF's cancer programs have been accredited by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer (CoC) since 1933. The CoC is a consortium of groups dedicated to improving cancer patients' survival and quality of life via research, education and better medical care.

    • National Comprehensive Cancer Network

      UCSF is a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the world’s top cancer centers. The network brings together leaders in treatment and research to improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of cancer care.

    Support services

    Support Group

    Art for Recovery

    Creativity can help people with serious illnesses cope, heal and express what they're going through. Find out about our program and how to join.

    Fitness

    Cancer Exercise Counseling

    Our one-on-one exercise training sessions, customized for your needs and abilities, can complement other cancer treatments and speed your recovery.

    Patient Resource

    Cancer Nutrition Counseling

    UCSF Health offers free nutrition counseling to our patients with cancer, as well as nutrition seminars that are open to anyone. Learn more.

    Support Group

    Cancer Support Groups

    These groups offered by the Ida and Joseph Friend Patient and Family Cancer Support Center are free and available to all patients, whether or not you get your health care at UCSF.

    Fitness

    Core & More Class for Cancer Patients

    A strong body helps you fight cancer and enjoy life. Join this class to stabilize your core, strengthen your muscles and improve overall fitness. For cancer patients and caregivers!

    Patient Resource

    Friend to Friend Specialty Shops

    A one-stop boutique for patients with cancer. Get professional help with wigs, prostheses, sun-protective clothing, makeup, skin care and more.

    Class

    Meditation & Guided Imagery for Cancer Patients

    Drop in for a free class designed to help you heal, relax and find balance during your treatment. UCSF and non-UCSF patients are welcome.

    Patient Resource

    Oncology Social Work

    Social workers offer support, problem-solving, help accessing UCSF cancer-related resources and more. Find out how to contact the social worker for your clinic.

    Patient Resource

    Patient & Family Cancer Support Center

    The center offers wellness programming, community, support groups, classes, workshops and more at no cost to people facing cancer and their loved ones.

    Support Group

    Peer Support Programs for Cancer

    Patients are matched with peer support volunteers according to criteria such as diagnosis, cancer stage, age or gender. Speak to someone who's "been there."

    Preparing for your appointment

    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your condition
    • List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

    International Services

    If you live outside the United States and are coming to UCSF for medical treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.

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    Interpreting Services

    UCSF offers interpreters in various languages, including American Sign Language (ASL), as well as services for deaf, hard-of-hearing and visually impaired patients.

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    Hospital Stays

    Checking into the hospital? Find helpful information by clicking on the relevant “Your Hospital Stay” booklet: Mission Bay, Parnassus or Mount
    Zion.

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    Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology Clinic

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    Head & Neck Surgery Cancer Program

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    1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
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    Orthopedic Surgical Oncology Clinic

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    1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
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    Psycho-Oncology

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    1825 Fourth St.
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    Thoracic Surgery and Oncology Clinic

    See both of our San Francisco locations.

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