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THE ALFRED I. DUPONT INSTITUTE
The Musculoskeletal Tumor Program of the Alfred I. duPont Institute is organized as a subdivision of the Department of Orthopaedics. The program brings together the expertise of Orthopaedics and several related medical and surgical specialties in order to offer the most efficient and effective care for children with both benign and malignant bone and soft tissue neoplasms. The same multidisciplinary approach to patient care that has proven so successful for children with complex developmental orthopaedic problems is applied to the evaluation and management of these challenging tumors. The Institute offers care for a variety of destructive benign bone tumors and provides all facets of care for those children afflicted with cancer of both bones and soft tissues.
Each patient is provided with a full clinical evaluation by the Director of the Tumor service. Staging studies are reviewed, or scheduled if needed. Management options are presented following a multidisciplinary tumor board discussion of each case. Treatment options are presented to the patient and family. Innovative surgical managements are presented when appropriate and include limb salvage techniques utilizing allografts and custom prosthetic replacements. Inpatients are managed in a dedicated Oncology nursing unit. The Institute is a member of the Children's Cancer Group, a cooperative multi-center organization that develops and tests innovative surgical and medical treatment protocols designed to improve the treatment of children with cancer. Through this association we offer the most up to date treatment for these rare and challenging cancers.
To discuss a specific case or to arrange a referral, contact the Director of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Program, Dr. Robert P. Stanton. Phone - (302) 651-5904 Fax - (302) 651-5951
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