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Bone, Joint and Muscle Cancer: Information for Patients

Primary patient care for bone, joint and muscle cancers at UCLA is provided through the Orthopaedic Oncology Program. Clinical care is facilitated primarily through the Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital. For your convenience, an initial appointment may also be made at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood (on the UCLA campus).

Additional outpatient care is also be provided at UCLA orthopaedic clinics in Santa Monica and Westwood, and for children and young adutls, at the Renee and Meyer Luskin Children's Clinic in Santa Monica. Detailed contact information is provided below.

The Orthopaedic Oncology Program

Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic HospitalThe UCLA Orthopaedic Onocolgy Program provides comprehensive and state-of-the-art care of musculoskeletal disorders, including bone, joint and muscle cancers.

General Information and Appointments
Phone: (310) 319-3818 or (310) 319-3816

Appointments may also be made via email by using the Online Appointment Form. Please fill out the form and one of our friendly staff will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Primary Care Locations:

Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital
1225 15th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Phone: (310) 319-4000

UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Phone: (310) 825-9111

Specialized treatments and patient care are provided at additional locations in surround Los Angeles communities:

UCLA Orthopaedic Center (Santa Monica)
1245 16th Street, Suite 202
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Phone:  (310) 319-1234 

General Information
Phone: (310) 319-4000

Emergency Center
Phone: (310) 319-4765

UCLA Orthopaedic Center (Westwood)
100 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 755
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Phone: (310) 319-1234

Renee Meyer Luskin Children's Clinic of Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital
1530 Arizona Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Phone: (310) 395-4814

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are carefully controlled research studies in which cancer patients help doctors and scientists find ways to improve health and cancer care, and to make sure the treatments are safe and effective. Each study is designed to address and answer specific scientific questions and to find better ways to prevent, diagnose or treat cancer. A clinical trial is one of the final stages resulting from the research conducted during intensive and lengthy laboratory studies.

If you are interested in finding out more about these studies, visit our Clinical Trials Guide for general information and a listing of currently open clinical trials.

Additional Resources

Learn more about bone, joint and muscle cancer services at UCLA by visiting the following related websites:

Last updated: 5/26/2010 2:40:00 PM