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Orthopaedic Oncology

Specialists, subspecialists, experience in bone cancer

Throughout Pennsylvania, specialists in dozens of fields refer their patients to Geisinger. 

The experience of leaders on your team here in Pennsylvania includes:

  • Work at the prestigious National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health.
  • Training at top medical centers in the country.
  • Research, lectures, and presentations on the topics of orthopaedics and cancer.
  • Publication in leading medical journals on topics such as pediatric orthopaedics, orthopaedic trauma, and sports medicine.

The orthopaedic oncology program at Geisinger is home to one of the few fellowship-trained orthopedic oncologists in the United States Thomas Bowen, MD. Dr. Bowen treats patients with cancer that has metastasized to the bone, as well as those with cancer that occurs first in the bone. Click here for more information about orthopaedic surgery at Geisinger.

Geisinger’s specialists and subspecialists consult regularly with our Cancer Institute. They work closely with other research centers and top medical centers. The specialists at Geisinger in central Pennsylvania offer expertise in treating a range of malignant and benign tumors.

Benign (non-cancerous) bone tumors

  • Aneurysmal bone cyst
  • Benign vascular tumors of bone
  • Chondroblastoma
  • Chondromyxoid fibroma
  • Enchondromas
  • Histiocytosis of bone or eosinophilic granuloma (EG)
  • Fibrous cortical defect and non-ossifying fibroma (NOF)
  • Fibrous dysplasia
  • Giant cell tumor (GCT)
  • Multiple enchondromatosis
  • Osteoblastoma
  • Osteoid osteoma
  • Solitary osteocartilaginous exostosis (OCE) or osteochondroma
  • Unicameral bone cysts

Malignant bone tumors

Ewing’s sarcoma
Malignant fibrous tumors of bone
Malignant lymphomas of bone
Multiple myeloma
Osteosarcoma (osteogenic sarcoma)

Metastatic carcinoma to bone include

  • Impending pathological fracture
  • Pathological fracture

Soft Tissue Tumors

  • Benign (non-cancerous) soft tissue tumors:
  • Fibroma and fibromatosis
  • Ganglion or synovial cyst
  • Hemangioma/vascular malformation
  • Lipoma
  • Myositis ossificans
  • Neurofibromas and neurofibromatosis
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS)

Malignant soft tissue tumors

  • Angiosarcoma
  • Fibrosarcoma
  • Leiomyosarcoma and rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Liposarcoma
  • Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH)
  • Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST)
  • Malignant schwannoma (neurofibrosarcoma)
  • Synovial sarcoma

For more information, call 1.800.332.8901.