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Musculoskeletal tumours

Musculoskeletal tumours, also called sarcomas, are developmental bone and soft-tissue tumours

Treatment

At SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital, we have prepared the first joint treatment protocol for children and adults with Ewing's sarcoma in Spain.

We have developed techniques to reconstruct the affected limb, with the patient's own bone material or that of a donor, to avoid amputation.

Results

Our patients with Ewing's sarcoma have an 84% cure rate. Our figures are comparable to the best outcomes reported in the world, from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)

Research

We have developed animal models from primary tumours in patients to test new drugs. We have also developed new

combinations of drugs against Ewing's sarcoma and rhabdomyosarcoma.

The SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital's Oncology and Haematology Department

The SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital's Oncology and Haematology Department is the national reference centre of for the treatment of developmental cancer and an international reference centre for determined types of tumours.

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