Neuro-Oncology

Tumors can develop in the central nervous system (CNS), which includes the brain and spinal cord. Patients with these tumor types are best treated in a multidisciplinary clinic setting. A team of neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, neuro-radiologists, and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists join to create the UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center Brain and Spine Tumor Clinic and provide expert care in their fields.

Every Thursday, our Neuro-Oncology team gathers for Tumor Board to discuss cases and determine the best treatment options for the patients. Patients are then updated, as indicated based on the consensus of the Neuro-Oncology department, in order to proceed with the recommended treatment. This is the clinical approach we can provide at UofL Health Restorative Neuroscience – Neuro-Oncology, within the UofL Health - Brown Cancer Center's Brain and Spine Tumor Clinic.

Treatments

When you walk through the doors at Brown Cancer Center, you are choosing the best treatment available at a convenient, supportive, world-renowned cancer center. UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center treats a wide variety of cancers and is nationally recognized for its clinical care, research, prevention, education and community outreach efforts. As the region’s only academic cancer center, we are dedicated to making the scientific discoveries that will lead to enhanced treatment opportunities – helping more patients and their families cope with cancer.

Our facility offers the latest in surgical techniques, radiation therapy, drug therapies and clinical trials. From the lab to the bedside, our brain and spine tumor specialists are trained in the latest clinical modalities and research to treat all facets of the disease, from detection through treatment and into survivorship.

Our Brain and Spine Tumor Clinic physicians work closely with specialists at UofL Health’s Pituitary & Skull Base Center; Neuro-Radiation, Radiation Oncology;  Neuro-radiology; Neuro-pathology, Pathology; Ear, Nose, and Throat; and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to diagnose and treat a wide range of complex diseases and conditions in neuro-oncology.

Types of conditions and treatments

  • Brain and Spine Tumors
  • Acoustic neuromas (schwannomas)
  • Glioblastomas
  • Meningiomas
  • Pituitary adenomas

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