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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Current Standard of Care
  • New Treatment Approaches
  • The Role of Surgery in the Treatment of Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • The Importance of the Pathology Report
  • Pain and Symptom Management
  • The Role of Radiation Oncology
  • The Importance of Clinical Trials
  • How Research Contributes to Treatment Options
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team
  • Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

George D. Demetri, MD

Director, Ludwig Center at Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and Sarcoma Center, Senior Vice President for Experimental Therapeutics, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Jeffrey D. Wayne, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery, Chief, Melanoma and Soft Tissue Surgical Oncology, Division of Gastrointestinal and Oncologic Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Associate Medical Director, Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center

Thomas F. DeLaney, MD

Professor of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School, Radiation Oncologist, Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical Director, Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center, Co-Director, Center for Sarcoma and Connective Tissue Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Carolyn Messner, DSW, MSW, OSW-C, FAPOS

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare

Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on December 15, 2011.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.

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