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Orthopedic oncology (also called musculoskeletal oncology) involves the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant tumors as well as other abnormal lesions of the musculoskeletal system.
Bone cancer and soft tissue sarcomas are rare and require a truly multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment. Our goal is to provide every patient with the best chance for survival, the greatest functional outcomes and the highest quality of life.
Our orthopedic oncology surgeon, Vincent Ng, MD, leads an integrated team of surgical, medical and radiation oncologists who work together to understand each patient’s unique diagnosis and to develop an effective treatment plan. Every case is discussed at a weekly multidisciplinary tumor conference.
University of Maryland's Bone Cancer and Soft Tissue Sarcoma program is considered a high-volume center for soft tissue sarcomas. It is currently in the top 2 percent for annual volume amongst all facilities treating sarcoma in the United States according to the National Cancer Database.
Our radiation oncology department works in partnership with the Maryland Proton Center, which offers a highly precise form of radiation therapy that increases the radiation dose to the tumor while decreasing dose to healthy tissue. Together they gives our bone cancer and soft tissue sarcoma patients access to the most advanced radiation therapies.