Sarcoma – soft tissue and bone cancer

The board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians at Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, in affiliation with the University of Louisville, have the skills and equipment to provide precise diagnosis and treatment of sarcoma — soft-tissue and bone cancer.

Our physicians’ skills and sophisticated equipment allow pinpoint treatment of the tumor while avoiding damage to surrounding healthy tissue.

At Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, the sarcomas we treat include:

  • Ewing sarcoma – The second most common malignant bone cancer, with approximately 250 cases diagnosed each year in the U.S. It often is found in the bones of the pelvis or thigh, although it can appear in other areas.
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma – A tumor of the skeletal muscles and the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children. This type of tumor usually is diagnosed by age 10.
  • Non-rhabdomyosarcoma – A tumor of the tendons, nerves, fatty tissue and fibrous tissue. This accounts for about 4 percent of all pediatric cancers.
  • Osteosarcoma – The most common type of bone cancer and third most common pediatric cancer after leukemia/lymphoma and brain tumors. It usually begins in long bones such as the upper arm and legs, but it can occur elsewhere. Approximately 400 children and teens in the U.S. are affected by these tumors every year.

Meet our Team

George Calvert, M.D.
Orthopedic Oncology Pediatrics

Kerry K. McGowan, M.D.
Orthopedic Oncology Pediatrics

Rodolfo A. Zamora Rendich, M.D.
Orthopedic Oncology Pediatrics
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