Drawing upon its extensive understanding of sarcoma, the Penn Radiation Oncology team designs a treatment plan that is tailored to individual patients. The team is particularly experienced in the use of radiation therapy for all stages of osteosarcoma, Ewing's sarcoma and chondrosarcoma. It is also actively involved in research to evaluate the use of radiation therapy in treating sarcoma.
Sarcoma refers to any cancer of the bone, muscle, or other connective tissue, such as cartilage and tendons.
Radiation therapy can be performed before or after surgery It can be used to treat tumors when they are not resectable with surgery, when clear margins are not achieved with surgery, or when there is disease recurrence (at the site of the original tumor or other localized site).
- Conformal radiation therapy (CRT)
- Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
- Proton therapy