Orthopaedic Sarcoma Research

Organisational unit: Research group

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Cancer and Oncology
  • Orthopedics


Soft tissue sarcomas constitute a heterogeneous group of rare tumours with some 50 histopathologic types with different clinical characteristics and prognosis. Two thirds are highly malignant tumours and one third of the patients die due to metastatic disease. The care of sarcoma patients in the Southern Swedish health care region is centralised to the Lund Sarcoma Centre. We have a large data base with treatment and outcome data for sarcoma patients and a tissue bank with fresh frozen tumour samples. Using a translational approach, we study genetic and molecular profiles and link tumour characteristics to treatment and prognosis. The research is performed in collaboration with the Depts of Oncology, Pathology and Clinical Genetics. Findings are applied for refined diagnostics and prognostics in sarcomas with the aim of improving the care of patients with sarcoma.

Recent research outputs

Jakob Hofvander, Viklund, B., Isaksson, A., Brosjö, O., Fredrik Vult von Steyern, Rissler, P., Nils Mandahl & Fredrik Mertens, 2018 Dec 1, In : Nature Communications. 9, 1, 3662

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nils Mandahl, Magnusson, L., Nilsson, J., Viklund, B., Elsa Arbajian, Fredrik Vult Von Steyern, Isaksson, A. & Fredrik Mertens, 2017 Jun 24, In : Molecular Cytogenetics. 10, 1, 25

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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