Jonathan C. Trent, MD, PhD
Breelyn A. Wilky, MD
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Determining the best course of treatment for sarcomas of the bone and soft tissues is a complex process. Clinicians have identified more than 100 different types of sarcomas such as gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs), as well as benign tumors such as desmoid fibromatosis, chordoma, giant cell tumors of bone, or pigmented villonodular synovitis. Because making an accurate diagnosis is essential to developing effective personalized treatment strategies, practice guidelines from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network call for patients with sarcoma to be evaluated at sarcoma centers with experienced, multidisciplinary teams.
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