Sarcoma

Our sarcoma program brings together nationally-recognized healthcare professionals with extensive clinical knowledge and surgical expertise. Our multidisciplinary team offers personalized treatment plans based on the type and stage of disease, each patient's genetics, life circumstances and other factors unique to the individual.

At the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and UW Medicine, we lead the largest multidisciplinary sarcoma clinics in the Pacific Northwest. Our team-based approach brings orthopedists, radiation oncologists, pathologists and medical oncologists together to focus on the unique needs of each patient. Because of the size of our program, we have the expertise and experience to treat a variety of extremely rare and difficult to treat sarcomas. Our clinical trial program allows us to offer innovative treatment options than are not available elsewhere, which is especially important for those with less common sarcoma subtypes.

Research

In addition to managing bone and soft-tissue sarcomas via novel, molecularly targeted therapies, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine are working to expand their sarcoma research collaboration to include the development of local clinical trials, involvement in national clinical trials, teaching and mentoring hematology-oncology fellows, and community-outreach activities.

Fred Hutch researchers are also discovering news ways to treat and detect Kaposi sarcoma and other infection-related cancers. Their focus is on identifying infectious diseases that cause cancer and developing new ways to prevent and cure these diseases.

STTR sarcoma graphic

Dr. Seth Pollack
STTR Sarcoma Deputy Director

Dr. Pollack is an expert on sarcomas, cancers of the bone and soft tissues. The SCCA is consistently one of the highest enrolling sites for national sarcoma clinical trials, including trials focused on patients with especially rare sarcoma subtypes. As the focus of his research, Dr. Pollack is developing new ways to enhance a sarcoma patient’s immune response against their cancer, and to thereby improve patient outcomes.

Learn more at the Pollack Lab

Highlights

Open Clinical Trials

Sarcoma is often challenging to treat because there are hundreds of rare subtypes. Our Sarcoma program offers a variety of clinical trials to help treat a wide range of diseases.

Immunotherapy for Sarcoma

Dr. Seth Pollack is using a patient's own white blood cells to fight cancer in his clinical trial of Adoptive Cell Therapy.

Sarcoma survivor, Warren Bailey, shows his determination

Watch an inspiring video where SCCA sarcoma survivor Warren Bailey shows how his determination to battle the disease lead to a successful recovery and a return to his favorite sport, racquetball, where he is now ranked 5th in the world.