Orthopaedic Oncology

Our approach

Our patients have access to many of the country’s leading musculoskeletal oncology specialists with the full range of diagnostic capabilities and treatment options. Using a team approach, we are able to advise patients and their families of the latest treatment options and offer timely, innovative and compassionate care in a personal and supportive environment.

Our team

We provide expert care for benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors, as well as tumor-like conditions. The service coordinates treatment by a team of surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, medical and radiation oncologists, and allied health professionals at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Our team includes experts in both limb salvage and specialized amputations procedures in the care of children and adults with bone and soft tissue tumors.

Service highlights

Leaders in care:  We are a leader in CT-guided percutaneous radiofrequency thermal ablation for the management of osteoid osteoma and other bone conditions. We provide decades-long experience in the use of preoperative chemotherapy for bone and soft tissue sarcomas in children and adults. We are also pioneers in the use of intraoperative radiation therapy for local control of sarcomas and other aggressive neoplasms.

Individualized treatment plans:  We hold weekly meetings of the multidisciplinary UCSF Sarcoma Program Tumor Board for consensus panel development of individualized patient treatment plans.

Accessibility:  We perform nearly 400 operative procedures and 2,000 outpatient office visits annually.


Osseointegration playlist


Our team is one of the world’s leading orthopaedic oncology programs for use of compressive osseointegration (Compress) technology for endoprosthetic implants.


Appointments & Locations

Appointments: 415-885-3800.
Orthopaedic Oncology Services are available in multiple locations in the Bay Area.
Download a complete listing of locations.
Learn more about the UCSF Sarcoma Center

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