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 together to create the UofL Physicians – Neuro-Oncology team 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 Physicians – Neuro-Oncology, within the UofL Health - Brown Cancer Center's Brain and Spine Tumor Clinic.

Our team has a wealth of experience evaluating and treating patients with primary and secondary tumors of the brain and spinal cord, and we use the latest techniques and modalities to provide the best care for our patients. The UofL Physicians – Neuro-Oncology team is dedicated to the delivery of excellent patient care via an integrated multidisciplinary approach. This philosophy is manifest in our patient-centered, collaborative approach to clinical care, our desire to develop novel treatments to improve patient survival and enhance the quality of life. To achieve these goals, we see to improve our understanding of the biological basis of the diseases we treat through cutting-edge research and train future leaders in neuro-oncology. 

In addition to having investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored clinical research trials for primary and metastatic brain cancer, UofL Physicians - Neuro-Oncology is actively involved in clinical research as a member of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group. As teachers and researchers at the UofL School of Medicine, our physicians are committed to clinical research and applying that in practice for patients to obtain their best chance of quality survival. Our physicians specialize in laser ablation, Cyberknife focused radiosurgery and Optune, a more advanced, non-invasive treatment method used for some newly diagnosed and recurrent gliomas.

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.

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