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If you are diagnosed with a desmoid tumor it is recommended that you be evaluated in a major, academic hospital with experts in sarcoma. Patients with desmoid tumors should be evaluated by a multi-disciplinary team of surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, geneticists and nurses.

Pediatric Oncologists

Richard Lackman, MD, Cooper University Health Care in New Jersey

Stephen Skapek, MD, University of Texas- Southwest Medical Center

Arthur Staddon, MD, Abramson Cancer Center at University of Pennsylvania


Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration (SARC)

SARC works with healthcare professionals as part of a collaborative team from over 35  institutions in the United States and many international institutions as well.   

To participate in SARC, physicians must be part of a multidisciplinary sarcoma practice that includes expertise in diagnosis (pathology and radiology physicians) and treatment (pediatric, medical, radiation, surgical and orthopedic oncologist) of sarcoma.  In addition, participants must have a commitment to research and a practice that sees at least 80 (only 20 if purely a pediatric center) new sarcoma cases per year. SARC participants are committed to the Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS) model and philosophy that sarcomas are best studied and managed in a collaborative fashion. 

Physicians who are members of SARC can be found below, other well known Sarcoma institutions are also listed here for your convienience.


SARC Participants

UNST0001United States

Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Little Rock, Arkansas

Case Western (University Hospitals of Cleveland)
Cleveland, OH

Carolinas Hematology and Oncology Association
Charlotte, NC

Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

City of Hope National Medical Center
Duarte, CA

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA

Duke University
Durham, NC

Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Tampa, FL

Huntsman Cancer Institute
Salt Lake City, UT

Indiana University Cancer Center
Indianapolis, IN

Johns Hopkins Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

Kootenai Cancer Center
Coeur d’Alene, ID

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Mayo Clinic (Jacksonville, FL)
Appointments: 904-953-2272; Steven Attia, DO: 904-953-7292

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Mt. Sinai Hospital's Tisch Cancer Institute
New York City, NY

National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD

Nebraska Methodist Hospital
Omaha, NE

Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR

Pennsylvania Oncology and Hematology Associates
Philadelphia, PA

Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, NY

Sarcoma Oncology Center
Santa Monica, CA

Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Center
Stanford, CA

Texas Children’s Cancer Center
Houston, TX

UCLA Cancer Center
Los Angeles, CA

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

University of Colorado
Denver, CO

University of Florida Health/Science Center
Gainesville, FL

University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa

University of Michigan Cancer Center
Ann Arbor, MI

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

University of Washington/ Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Seattle, WA

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC

Washington, DC Cancer Institute (Medstar)
Washington, DC




Other Sarcoma Centers 

UNST0001United States

The Linberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(Chapel Hill, NC)

Univ of California Davis Sarcoma Program

Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

University of California, San Francisco
(San Francisco, CA)

The Denver Clinic For Extremities at Risk
Presbyterian/St.Luke's Medical Center
(Denver, CO)

Emory Winship Cancer Institute

Univ of Florida Shands Cancer Center

University of Iowa, Holden Cancer Center
Iowa City, Iowa

Johns Hopkins Sarcoma Center

Menorah Medical Center (Overland Park, KS)

Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration (Ann Arbor, MI)

University of Minnesota Cancer Center
(Minneapolis, MN)

Morristown Memorial Hospital; satellite clinic of Mount Sinai in NYC
Staffed by James C. Wittig, MD of Mount Sinai

New York- Presbyterian Sarcoma Program

Continuum Cancer Centers of New York

Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center- James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute              

Summa Health System
(Akron, Ohio)

Joan Karnell Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital
(Philadelphia, PA)

Mount Sinai Hospital / Tisch Cancer Institute
Hollings Cancer Center
(Charleston, SC)

Medical University of South Carolina
Hollings Cancer Center
(Charleston, SC)

Washington Cancer Institute
(Washington DC)

Froedtert & The Medical College of
Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center Milwaukee BoneandConnectiveTissueCancer/



CANA0001   Canada

Fraser Valley Cancer Centre 
(British Columbia) 

Cancer Care Ontario - Sarcoma Disease Site Group


UNKG0001   United Kingdom

St Mark's Hospital 

British Sarcoma Group

Christie Hospital Sarcoma Team, Manchester, England

Sarcoma UK

The Royal Marsden Sarcoma Unit



germany   Germany

University of Heidelberg

Sarcoma Germany



australiaflag   Australia

Australasian Sarcoma Study Group find-specialist.html

Peter Mac Sarcoma Service



Flag of Europe   European Union

European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer

ESMO - European Society of Medical Oncology




french-flag   France

French Sarcoma Group


indiaflagbig   India

India Cancer Surgery Site


italy   Italy

Italian Sarcoma Group


netherlands   Netherlands

Leiden Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC)

Nederlands Kankerinstituut - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek ziekenhuis (NKI-AVL)

Universitair Medisch Centrum St. Radboud Nijmegen (UMCN)

Erasmus Medisch Centrum Rotterdam

Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen (UMCG)


russia   Russia

Children and Parents Against Cancer - Russia


spain   Spain

Asociacion Esponola de Afectados por Sarcomas



Scandinavian Sarcoma Group


swiss flag   Switzerland

Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research

When evaluating treatment options, it is prudent to find a physician experienced in desmoid tumors.  Also, consider getting more than one opinion. As desmoids are soft-tissue tumors, physicians experienced in the treatment of sarcoma may be the most familiar with desmoid diagnosis and treatment. This article describes the importance of being treated by physicians experienced with sarcomas.