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Musculoskeletal Oncology


Comprehensive Sarcoma Care

Westchester Medical Center is home to the only comprehensive Musculoskeletal Oncology program in the Hudson Valley Region serving both children and adults with benign and malignant tumors of bone and soft tissue. Our multidisciplinary program includes specialists from Medical Oncology (Pediatric and Adult), Orthopaedic Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Radiology, Plastic Surgery, and Pathology.

What We Treat

Malignant Bone Tumors

Among a broad range of benign and malignant musculoskeletal conditions, our specialists treat the following:

  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ewing Sarcoma
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Metastatic disease to bone (carcinoma, multiple myeloma)
  • Pathologic fractures

Malignant Soft Tissue Tumors

  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Undifferentiated Pleomorphic Sarcoma
  • Fibrosarcoma
  • Liposarcoma
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Angiosarcoma
  • Synovial Sarcoma

Benign Bone Tumors

  • Giant Cell Tumor of Bone
  • Tenosynovial Giant Cell Tumor (previously, pigmented villonodular synovitis)
  • Unicameral Bone Cyst
  • Aneurysmal Bone Cyst
  • Osteochondroma
  • Chondroblastoma
  • Periosteal Chondroma
  • Multiple Hereditary Exostosis
  • Enchondroma
  • Osteoid Osteoma

Benign Soft Tissue Tumors

  • Angiolipoma
  • Hibernoma
  • Intramuscular Lipoma
  • Schwannoma
  • Intramuscular Hemangioma

Musculoskeletal Oncology Program

Our Musculoskeletal Oncology Tumor Board is a multidisciplinary group that includes orthopaedic surgeons, physicians and trainees from a diverse set of subspecialties:

  • Medical Oncology (pediatric and adults)
  • Orthopaedic Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiology
  • Pathology
  • Plastic surgery

The Tumor Board meets regularly to discuss presentation, imaging, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment plans, guided by evidence-based medicine from the latest clinical trials, national guidelines, and the group's clinical expertise.

Sarcoma Treatment

Our team offers compassionate care and personalized treatment plans for every patient. We work across disciplines to treat bone and soft tissue cancers with the goal of maintaining quality of life and achieving the best possible outcomes.

Your treatment plan may include:

  • Chemotherapy: Often used in combination with radiation or surgery, chemotherapy in our cancer treatment center may be used to kill cancer cells.
  • Immunotherapy: Some cancers may be treated by immunotherapy medications.
  • Limb salvage surgery: Our orthopaedic surgeons can manage many extremity tumors with surgery that maintains the limb.
  • Plastic surgery: Our plastic surgeons assist in performing complex reconstruction to optimize appearance and function following limb salvage surgery.
  • Radiation therapy: Radiation is a form of treatment that damages the DNA of cancer cells as a treatment method.
  • Brachytherapy: This form of internal radiation therapy can be used to treat certain tumors.

Clinical Trials for Bone & Soft Tissue Sarcomas

As a comprehensive cancer treatment center, we participate in a variety of clinical trials for the treatment of soft tissue and bone tumors. As members of the Children’s Oncology Group and the Pediatric Early Phase Clinical Trial Network (both of which are National Cancer Institute programs), we are one of a select group of institutions testing the effectiveness of new treatments in early phase clinical trials. Many of these pediatric clinical trials also enroll adults up to the age 40-50 year age range.

Visit our Clinical Research Program page for more information about open clinical trials.


Contact Us

To refer a patient or request an appointment, please contact us.

Pediatrics
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
914.493.7997

Contact: Jeremy Rosenblum, MD

Adults
Westchester Medical Center
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
914.789.2700

Contact: Anna Cooper, MD MPH FAAOS


Meet the physicians in Westchester Medical Center’s Musculoskeletal Oncology Program.

Cooper, Anna R.
Cooper, Anna, MD, MPH, FAAOS
Orthopaedic Oncology, Orthopaedic Adult Reconstruction
Orthopaedic Oncology
Orthopaedics
Fanucchi, Michael
Fanucchi, Michael, MD
Associate Director of Clinical Affairs, Cancer Center
Oncology
Friedman, Shari
Friedman, Shari, MD
Director of Musculoskeletal Imaging
Musculoskeletal Radiology
Radiology
Hurwitz, Mark
Hurwitz, Mark, MD, FASTRO, FACRO
Chair and Director of Radiation Medicine
Genitourinary and Musculoskeletal
Radiation Oncology
Kleinman, George M.
Anatomic Pathology
Pathology
Meritz, Keith
Meritz, Keith, MD
Attending Physician, Radiation Medicine
Central Nervous System Tumors
Head and Neck Tumors
Palliative Care
Radiation Oncology
Neuwirth, Madalyn G.
Neuwirth, Madalyn
Surgical Oncologist
General Surgery
Surgical Oncology
Ritter, Edmond F.
Ritter, Edmond, MD
Chief, Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery
Advanced Surgical Associates
Department of Surgery
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Rosenblum, Jeremy
Rosenblum, Jeremy, MD
Associate Director, Solid Tumor Program
Director, Pediatric Musculoskeletal Oncology Program
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Pediatrics

Rong Fan, MD

Danielle Williams, MD