Why choose CU Orthopedics for tumor care?



Anschutz Cancer Pavilion

Bone tumors and sarcomas are exceedingly rare and complex, which is why it's so important to go to a specialized center for treatment. The disease is highly variable—and high risk as well. Our physicians specialize in orthopedic tumors and oncology, and they work closely with other experts as well.

The University of Colorado Cancer Center is one of a small number of institutions in the country with a dedicated program for sarcoma treatment and research. We're one of only 41 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the country—and the only one in Colorado. We're also in the top 20 hospitals for cancer treatment in the country according to U.S. News and World Report.

Here are a few more things that set us apart:

  • High volume means more experience and specialization: we see more than 350 cases a year.
  • We're a designated center of excellence in metastatic bone disease, as well as minimally invasive treatment of metastatic and primary bone tumors and soft tissue tumors.
  • You receive comprehensive, multidisciplinary care—in one location. At our weekly tumor board meetings, we sit down with every specialist involved in cancer care, from radiation oncologists to pathologists and more, and review each and every patient together.
  • We perform genetic testing to make sure tumors are accurately diagnosed and the treatment plan adjusted accordingly.
  • We offer cutting-edge treatment options including cryotherapy, radiofrequency ablation, and electroporation.
  • We work closely with an infectious disease specialist who is dedicated solely to orthopedic cases.
  • You get access to clinical trials, giving you the benefit of groundbreaking research and innovative treatment.
  • Our five-year outcomes are well above state averages as well as many other cancer centers around the country.

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