Musculoskeletal Oncology

Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment for Benign and Malignant Tumors in Children

The pediatric musculoskeletal oncology specialists at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, provide outstanding care for children and adolescents with all types of bone and soft tissue tumors. Our pediatric orthopedic surgeons work collaboratively with University Hospitals Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute to provide total treatment and therapy for children with bone and soft tissue tumors. Pediatric surgeons, oncologists, neuro-oncologists, hematologists, pathologists, physical and occupational therapists, nurses, child life specialists, teachers and social workers work together to provide complete care for infants, children and adolescents with bone, muscle or joint tumors.

Our musculoskeletal cancer specialists in Cleveland offer leading evaluation, diagnostic and treatment services for a wide range of bone and soft tissue tumors and tumor-like conditions. These include pediatric bone tumors, solid tumors, brain tumors and spinal cord tumors. We will also soon be able to offer pediatric brain tumor treatment at Ohio’s first proton therapy center at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center.

Because they are relatively rare, musculoskeletal tumors and related issues require treatment by highly specialized and experienced pediatric orthopedic specialists. Our knowledgeable musculoskeletal oncology physicians provide complete care and a team-based approach to each child’s case. Specialists from all necessary disciplines work together to create the most effective care plan.

Advanced treatment for benign and malignant tumors in children methods include:

  • Intraoperative radiation therapy
  • Limb-sparing surgery
  • Minimally invasive biopsy
  • Pre-operative embolization

Musculoskeletal Conditions Treated by our Specialized Teams

The musculoskeletal oncology team at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital’s Division of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery offers diagnosis and treatment for conditions including:

Leading-Edge Research and Improved Therapies

UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital’s Division of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery clinical researchers remain at the leading edge of treatment technology by studying the molecular biology of tumors. Our goal is to develop improved treatments that enhance patient outcomes.