Radiation Therapy for Sarcoma

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
sarcoma
Why Yale Medicine?
  • We offer multidisciplinary care by a team of doctors in the Sarcoma Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital.
  • Research done at our Cancer Center has dramatically improved the treatment for sarcoma in recent years.
  • Yale Medicine is at the forefront in translating scientific findings into therapies that can really help our patients.

Sarcomas are a rare kind of tumor that forms in the cells that make up bone or connective tissue. They comprise about 1 percent of all cancers and can occur in children or adults. Fortunately, most lumps that form in bones and connective tissue are harmless. 

At Yale Medicine, cancer physicians and surgeons strive to cure every case of sarcoma, while reducing treatment side effects and giving patients the best quality of life possible.

Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.