Expertise and rankings

Your Mayo Clinic care team

At Mayo Clinic, general surgeons, oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists and pathologists work as a multidisciplinary team to provide whole-person care for those with desmoplastic tumors. Other professionals are included as needed.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Though desmoplastic small round cell tumors are rare, Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience diagnosing and treating these cancers.

Experts will work with you to review all of your treatment options and choose the treatment that best suits your needs and goals. The range of treatments offered to people with desmoplastic tumors includes surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Nationally ranked expertise

Mayo Clinic doctors are respected for their expertise in diagnosing and treating rare cancers, including desmoplastic small round cell tumors.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for cancer.

The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

April 25, 2017
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