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Bone & Soft Tissue Tumors Program

US News - Stanford Children's HealthIf your child is diagnosed with a tumor, you want one of the best care teams managing his or her treatment. At Stanford Children’s Health, our highly skilled experts lead a comprehensive care team that provides state-of-the-art treatment for benign or malignant bone and soft tissue tumors.

Our experienced team of medical professionals communicate clearly and compassionately. Our doctors will listen to your questions and concerns, explain the complexities of the condition, work with you to choose the treatment option that’s best suited for your child, and perform the treatment as safely and effectively as possible. 

Our bone and soft tissue tumors program is part of a larger multidisciplinary team of physicians and experts, so your child will benefit from coordinated care across a range of specialties, including oncology, radiation oncology, radiology and pathology. Your care team will work with you to develop the most effective individualized treatment plan for your child. 

We can provide access to advanced techniques that are unavailable at most U.S. hospitals, including PET/MRI imaging and high-intensity focused ultrasound. In some cases, these techniques can remove the tumor from the patient without the need for traditional surgery. We also offer all the latest procedures and treatments, including image-guided tumor resection, limb salvage, customized implants, prostheses that “grow” with your child and advanced implants such as compress technology.

Patients of Stanford Children’s Health also enjoy the benefits of our association with one of the leading teaching hospitals in the world, including access to clinical trials that test cutting-edge treatments. We are also part of the National Cancer Institute–designated Stanford Cancer Institute, and our team works with several worldwide groups dedicated to advancing treatments and serving patients with tumors and their families, including the Children’s Oncology Group, the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, and the Connective Tissue Oncology Society.

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