Treatment of sarcoma

Sarcomas are malignant tumors that originate either in bone or soft tissue (e.g. connective, muscle or fatty tissue). They account for about 11 percent of childhood cancers. Sarcomas can occur in different parts of the body and grow for a long time without symptoms. They are often not noticed until they displace adjacent tissue or organs, causing symptoms and/or have already formed daughter tumors in other organs. Sarcomas of the bone such as Ewing's sarcoma or osteosarcoma occur frequently in childhood and adolescence.

For many years, our physicians have been dealing with the therapy of sarcomas. Most affected children and adolescents have a good chance of recovery thanks to well-coordinated medical and orthopedic-surgical and, if necessary, radiooncological treatment.

At KiTZ, two research groups are focusing especially on sarcomas: osteosarcoma (Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Kulozik) and soft tissue sarcoma (Dr. Ana Banito).

Prof Dr. Andreas Kulozik
Tel.: +49 6221 – 56 4500


Dr. Joachim Kunz
Tel.: +49 6221 – 56 4002