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BackTable / MSK / Podcast / Episode #54

Managing Sarcomas: A Multidisciplinary Approach

with Dr. Yvette Ho and Dr. Jessica Jones

In this episode of The Back Table MSK Podcast, Dr. Alexa Levey discusses the importance of multidisciplinary treatment planning for sarcomas with Dr. Yvette Ho and Dr. Jessica Jones.

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Dr. Yvette Ho discusses Managing Sarcomas: A Multidisciplinary Approach on the BackTable 54 Podcast

Dr. Yvette Ho

Dr. Yvette Ho is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in orthopedic oncology with Atlantic Medical Group.

Dr. Jessica Jones discusses Managing Sarcomas: A Multidisciplinary Approach on the BackTable 54 Podcast

Dr. Jessica Jones

Dr. Jessica Trevino Jones is board certified internist and oncologist at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonia, Texas.

Dr. Alexa Levey discusses Managing Sarcomas: A Multidisciplinary Approach on the BackTable 54 Podcast

Dr. Alexa Levey

Dr. Alexa Levey is an interventional radiologist, interventional pain proceduralist, and assistant clinical professor in Houston, Texas.


The conversation explores the necessity of a multidisciplinary approach and the challenges associated with managing both osseous and soft tissue sarcomas. Dr. Jones highlights recent advancements in precision medicine, including a novel drug, nirogacesta, for desmoid tumors. Dr. Ho addresses common misconceptions surrounding desmoid tumors, emphasizing their potential for significant tissue destruction, and shares insights from her experience in limb salvage surgery. Dr. Levey discusses the considerations involved in needle biopsy and presents case studies where cryoablation effectively reduced desmoid tumor sizes.
The doctors also discuss strategies for managing nociceptive and mechanical pain, such as intrathecal pain pumps, radiation therapy, and kyphoplasty.


00:00 - Introduction
03:51 - Challenges in Sarcoma Management
13:06 - Precision Medicine in Treatment Planning
16:44 - The Role of Biopsy
20:51 - The Importance of Specialized Oncology Care
25:13 - Collaboration Throughout Treatment Course
31:03 - Cryoablation and Case Studies
35:13 - New Drug Development for Desmoid Tumors
39:06 - Limb Salvage Considerations
41:13 - Metastasis, Recurrence, and Pain Management
49:57 - Final Thoughts


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