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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sarcoma Conference in Kyoto

An international conference on sarcoma for surgeon-scientists has been organized this year by Dr. Junya Toguchida as the 44th Annual Musculoskeletal Tumor Meeting of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association.  The science presented by the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) and other Japanese centers and institutions has been outstanding.

A key point made during the conference from the Sarcoma Multi-Disciplinary Teams of the United Kingdom is that for best outcomes (and to prevent adverse outcomes) sarcoma care should be centralized to key care facilities with a dedicated team of orthopaedic oncologists, specialized sarcoma pathologists, sarcoma oncologists, radiation oncologists and patient support personnel (2 or greater for each subspecialty).  In Portland, OHSU is proud to be the only such team - and a particularly experienced one for pediatric sarcomas, and the only such program to integrate the most cutting-edge research and Phase I clinical trials made available to Oregon's sarcoma patients.  

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