Dr. James C. Wittig is Vice Chairman, Orthopedic Surgery; Chief of Orthopedic Oncology & Sarcoma Surgery (Pediatric and Adult) and Director, Skin & Sarcoma Division, John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey.

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Recent News
September 10, 2015
14 research abstracts to be presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society and International Society for Limb Sparing Surgery
September 10, 2015
Dr. James C. Wittig Included in Newsweek List of “Top Cancer Doctors 2015”
September 10, 2015
"Operative Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery” 2nd Edition, co-authored by Dr. James C. Wittig available

About Dr. Wittig

Dr. Wittig maintains an active subspecialty clinical practice that focuses on treating pediatric and adult patients with bone and soft tissue sarcomas (cancers) as well as benign bone and soft tissue tumors and metastatic cancers. Dr Wittig also has a particular subspecialty interest and extensive experience in limb sparing surgery for shoulder girdle tumors, cryosurgery, radiofrequency ablation and minimally invasive biopsies.

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Ask The Doctor

What is limb sparing surgery?

February 03, 2014
A limb sparing surgery is also called a resection. Resections are usually performed for malignant tumors and very large benign agressive tumors that h...

What is tumor "grade?"

February 03, 2014
Sarcomas are graded by pathologists. When the pathologist views a biopsy specimen or the final tumor under the microscope, he assigns a grade to the t...

How does chemotherapy work?

February 03, 2014
Chemotherapy is the administration of certain toxic drugs in an attempt to kill cancer cells and cure patients of their cancer, shrink tumors to facil...
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