Meet Dr. K. Kumar Sankhala

Dr. K. Kumar Sankhala is the Co-Director of Orthopaedic Oncology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

What is your favorite part of your job?

Finding out treatment options for patients who have no conventional treatment options left based on scientific information on their tumor.  It requires a lot of research and creativity to figure out the best treatment option.

Why is it so important to see a sarcoma specialist?

Sarcomas are very rare tumors.  Conventional oncologists do not see them very often and taking care of these tumors requires a lot of experience and knowledge.  This is why so many general oncologists around town and around the country refer their sarcoma patients to our office.

What makes you want to get to the office in the morning?

To give hope to the patients whose cancer has progressed, doing research, and tailoring the best treatment plan to each each individual patient.

What are you most excited for in terms of sarcoma treatment?

Finding out new information on molecular biology, gene sequencing and figuring out the personalized treatment for each individual sarcoma patient.

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