Soft tissue sarcomas are cancerous tumors that form in the soft tissues that surround, connect or support the structures and organs of the body. Examples include muscles, tendons, fat, blood vessels, nerves and synovial (joint) tissues. Soft tissue sarcoma is a rare type of cancer, but there are more than 50 kinds.
At Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, we have experts in this highly specialized field who have dedicated their lives to supporting and caring for cancer patients and their families. Our team approach provides the best cancer research and treatment, putting our physicians and researchers on the leading edge of advances in detecting and treating soft tissue sarcoma. Their recent research has included:
- Exploring the origins of sarcoma at the genetic level
- Testing new drugs aimed at slowing or halting the progress of sarcomas
- Developing treatment strategies with available drugs
- Finding ways to help the body's immune system subdue sarcoma cancer cells
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If you have questions about soft tissue sarcoma, please call The James Line – a free cancer information resource and physician referral service – at 614-293-5066 or 1-800-293-5066 (outside Franklin County) or e-mail now. The James Line oncology nurses can
be reached Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (except weekends and