Sarcoma, Bone Cancer and Melanoma
A sarcoma is a cancer that begins in the bone, cartilage, muscle, fat, blood vessels or other connective or supportive tissue of the body. The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute’s Sarcoma, Bone Cancer and Melanoma Multidisciplinary Center specializes in treating soft-tissue sarcomas of the trunk and extremities, retropertioneal sarcomas and bone sarcomas. We also specialize in treating melanomas, which is a type of cancer that begins in the cells that produce the pigment melanin. Melanoma may begin as a mole on the skin, but it can also begin in other pigmented tissues, such as in the eye or intestines.
Your multidisciplinary team
Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are used to treat these cancers. Decades of clinical experience show that combinations of these treatments often are most effective. Your team will tailor your cancer treatment for your cancer and for you.
When you visit the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, you will meet with a team of doctors in one visit:
- Your surgeon can order diagnostic tests, perform a biopsy to see if your tumor is malignant or operate to remove cancer if necessary.
- Your medical oncologist can administer chemotherapy or immunotherapy that kills cancer cells.
- Your radiation oncologist can pinpoint places where your cancer is growing and use precisely focused X-rays to reduce or destroy it.
Together, these specialists, in consultation with your primary-care doctor and with the support of your care-management team, will work with you to create the most appropriate and effective plan of treatment for your cancer.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions