Sarcoma Care Team

Physicians can refer a patient to the experienced sarcoma specialists at Moffitt Cancer Center. Led by Ricardo Gonzalez, MD, our sarcoma experts specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of all sarcomas. And, since Moffitt is a high-volume cancer center, our sarcoma specialists are experienced in treating uncommon malignancies like epithelial sarcomas, desmoplastic small round cell tumors and dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans. Our Sarcoma Program is one of the most trusted by referring physicians across the country. We accept adult and pediatric sarcoma patients, as well as those looking for diagnostic services.

Our sarcoma specialists

Moffitt’s Sarcoma Program is unique in that our patients don’t just benefit from the expertise of a single physician. Rather, our sarcoma patients are evaluated by a multispecialty team consisting of:

  • Medical oncologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Orthopedic oncologists, pediatric and adult
  • Surgical oncologists
  • Reconstructive surgeons
  • Pathologists
  • Specialized Radiologists
  • Nutritionists and Other Supportive Care Providers

Using their combined decades of experience, our sarcoma specialists ensure each patient’s treatment plan has been tailored to address the unique facets of his or her cancer, and this approach often results in better outcomes and an improved quality of life for our patients.

Pediatric Sarcomas

We specialize in the treatment of pediatric patients with bone and soft tissue sarcomas in collaboration with the pediatric oncology program at The Johns Hopkins All Children's Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute, in St. Petersburg, Florida. The comprehensive program offers limb preserving surgeries and expertise in noninvasive expandable endoprosthesis for the replacement of bone tumors, with more experience than any other program in the country with these endoprostheses. Our limb lengthening clinic is held monthly for outpatient lengthenings. Patients have access to clinical trials through the Johns Hopkins All Children's Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute and the Sunshine Project, of the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

Pelvic and Sacral Tumors

We have a multidisciplinary team of orthopedic, surgical, urologic, neurosurgical oncologists and reconstructive surgeons that collaborate in the treatment of sarcomas in the pelvis and sacrum. Cases are reviewed in our multidisciplinary tumor board to determine the best care for these complex diagnoses. We also collaborate with anesthesiology, supportive care, pain management, social work and rehabilitation in the pre- and post-operative setting. Our operating rooms are equipped with computer navigation that provides three-dimensional imaging to help the surgeon visualize the tumor and critical structures, to improve the accuracy of resection and reconstruction.

Comprehensive treatment plans

Moffitt offers some of the latest advancements in sarcoma treatment. Based on the size, stage and location of a patient’s tumor, his or her treatment plan may consist of a combination of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, molecular targeted therapeutics or surgery. Our sarcoma specialists continuously monitor patients as they undergo treatment and can make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan as a patient progresses. Additionally, through our robust clinical trials program, eligible patients have the opportunity to benefit from groundbreaking new therapies before they are made widely available.

Health care providers are welcome to refer a patient to our sarcoma specialists by completing our online form or contacting a physician liaison for assistance or support. 

Medically reviewed by Odion Binitie, MD and John Mullinax, MD, Sarcoma Program

Sarcoma Specialists Team

Surgery
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Ricardo Gonzalez, MD
Department Chair

Program:
Sarcoma

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Vernon Sondak, MD
Department Chair

Program:
Cutaneous Oncology

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Program:
Sarcoma

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Program:
Sarcoma

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Program:
Sarcoma

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Sub Specialty:
Complex General Surgical Oncology

Program:
Sarcoma

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Program:
Sarcoma

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Program:
Cutaneous Oncology

Radiation Oncology
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Peter Johnstone, MD
Department Chair

Program:
Radiation Oncology

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Program:
Radiation Oncology

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Program:
Radiation Oncology

Medical Oncology
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Christine Chung, MD
Department Chair

Program:
Head and Neck Oncology

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Damon Reed, MD
Department Chair

Sub Specialty:
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Program:
Adolescent and Young Adult

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Sub Specialty:
Medical Oncology

Program:
Sarcoma

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Sub Specialty:
Medical Oncology Hematology

Program:
Sarcoma

Pathology
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Sub Specialty:
Cytopathology

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Pathology

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Pathology

Plastic Surgery
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Breast Oncology

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Cutaneous Oncology

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Sub Specialty:
General Surgery

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Plastic Reconstructive Surgery

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Program:
Breast Oncology

Radiology
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Program:
Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology

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Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology

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Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology