This overview of the BC Cancer approach to the management of sarcoma and connective tissue tumors was developed by Dr. Ursula Lee in conjunction with members of the BC Cancer Sarcoma team and was last updated on June 1, 2018.
Scope, Purpose and Target Audience:
The purpose of this overview is to:
- Provide a summary of current knowledge with regards to staging, risk factors, and diagnostic techniques of sarcomas for health care professionals in British Columbia
- Provide an overview of typical practice at BC Cancer.
Sarcomas are rare tumors and should be diagnosed and treated at a center with an experienced multidisciplinary sarcoma team which should include specialists from surgical oncology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, pathology and diagnostic imaging to ensure optimum management.