Jefferson University Hospitals

Kaposi's Sarcoma

If you are suspected of having Kaposi's sarcoma, Jefferson's renowned experts in skin cancer and dermatologic surgery in the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center will check your skin and lymph nodes for signs of the disease, such as lumps. Our physicians may also perform a biopsy, chest X-ray and/or endoscopy to successfully reach a diagnosis.

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center. The NCI applies this special designation only to regional referral centers with a high level of clinical services and participation in national clinical trials. This special status as a national center testifies to the work of our basic and clinical scientists and physician researchers, who are on the forefront of advances against cancer.

Your physician will carefully guide you through all the options and recommend the treatment method that's best for you, depending on the type of Kaposi's sarcoma, your immune system and whether the cancer has spread.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are the best way patients can receive new therapies and procedures. To find out if a clinical trial might be right for you, ask your health care provider or contact the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Clinical Research Management Office at 215-955-1661.