Cooper Orthopaedic Oncology Center – First of Its Kind in South Jersey

The Cooper Cancer Institute and Cooper Bone and Joint Institute have partnered to open the Orthopaedic Oncology Center, a  multidisciplinary program dedicated to treating metastatic bone  tumors, sarcomas  and  benign tumors of the bone and soft tissue. Under the  direction  of  Richard  D. Lackman, MD, FACS, this comprehensive program is the first of its kind in South Jersey.

Dr. Lackman, a nationally recognized expert and the first fellowship-trained orthopaedic oncologist in the Philadelphia region, joined Cooper after serving as Associate Director, Patient and Family Services at the  Abramson Cancer Center and Director, Sarcoma Center of Excellence, both at the University of Pennsylvania.

Benign or malignant tumors can develop in the large or small bones of the limbs, spine and pelvis and in muscles, fat, joints, nerves  or blood vessels. Primary malignant tumors of bone ( bone sarcomas)  affect  approximately  3,000 people in the United States annually, while primary  malignant  tumors  of soft tissue (soft  tissue sarcomas) affect about 10,000 people.

“Because of their rarity and complexity, musculoskeletal  tumors pose  difficult challenges  when  it comes to diagnoses and treatment. At  Cooper, we take  a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care that puts  an entire team of experts behind each patient, every step of the way,” says Dr. Lackman. “Beginning with an accurate diagnosis, we create an individualized  treatment  plan  for  each patient using the most advanced options available in a  compassionate and caring environment.”

Cooper’s multidisciplinary team includes:   Richard   D.  Lackman,   MD, FACS,  Director,  Orthopaedic Oncology Center; Tamara LaCouture, MD, Chief, and Lesley Ann Hughes, MD, Department of   Radiation   Oncology;   Nati  Lerman, MD, and Polina Khrizman, MD, Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology. This team collaborates daily to provide patients with access to cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment technologies,  innovative limb- sparing and reconstructive surgery, the latest  clinical  trials,  and  a  full range  of supportive care services.

The Cooper Orthopaedic Oncology Center is located at Three Cooper Plaza, Suite 400, Camden, New Jersey.

For more information or to schedule an appointment,  please call 856.361.1754.


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