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Sarcoma Program

The Sarcoma Program at Children's Hospital approaches treatment with a specialized a group of doctors working together to develop a comprehensive and personalized treatment plan for your child. Our team includes oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists and radiologists.

Conditions We Treat

We treat patients with all types of sarcomas, including:

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    Alveolar sarcoma
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    Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
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    Desmoid fibromatosis
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    Desmoplastic small round cell tumors
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    Epithelioid sarcoma
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    Giant cell bone tumors

Meet Your Care Team

Christopher M. Baron

Christopher M. BaronMD

    Pediatric Radiology, Pediatric Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Radiology, Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Daniel J. Benedetti

Daniel J. BenedettiMD, MA

    Leukemia and Lymphoma, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Sarcoma, Solid Organ Malignancies
Scott C. Borinstein

Scott C. BorinsteinMD, PhD

    Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, General Hematology and Oncology, Leukemia and Lymphoma, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Sarcoma, Solid Organ Malignancies
Jennifer L. Halpern
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4.9

Jennifer L. HalpernMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sarcoma
Ginger E. Holt
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4.7

Ginger E. HoltMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Sarcoma
Austin N. Kirschner
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4.9

Austin N. KirschnerMD, PhD

    Cancer, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Leukemia, Acute and Chronic, Lymphoma, Low, Intermediate, and High Grade, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Prostate, Bladder, and Kidney Cancer, Radiation Oncology

Why Choose Sarcoma Care at Children's Hospital

  • Integrated care

    Ours is the only integrated sarcoma clinic in the southeastern U.S. We have extensive surgical expertise treating children, teenagers and young adults in all medical specialties. These include interventional radiology, pediatric surgery, thoracic surgery, neurosurgery, urology, head and neck, gastrointestinal, ophthalmology, cardiac, vascular, plastics and reconstruction. We provide every treatment option available for every patient.

  • Leading-edge care

    Our team includes pediatric radiation oncologists with expertise treating sarcomas in children, with access to leading-edge technology including proton radiotherapy.

  • Convenient care

    We feature a multidisciplinary bone tumor clinic where patients receive integrated sarcoma therapy at a single site.

  • Collaborative care

    We discuss every sarcoma patient's case in our tumor board meetings. This means experts from across Vanderbilt work together to decide the best possible treatment for your child.

  • Access to clinical trials

    We provide an extensive clinical trial portfolio for patients with newly diagnosed and relapsed sarcomas. This includes numerous studies incorporating novel experimental cancer drugs, immunotherapy and personalized medicine therapies.

  • Psychosocial resources

    We provide unique psychosocial resources to help you manage the emotional challenges of a cancer diagnosis. These include our exclusive new Behavioral Hematology Oncology Program, with two licensed psychologists dedicated to working with and supporting your child's and family's mental and emotional needs.

  • Age-specific care

    Our Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program resources ensure teenagers and young adults receive the optimal oncology care throughout their journey.

  • Post-treatment help

    You'll have access to the REACH Survivorship Clinic after treatment is completed.