Experience with Brain Tumors
Brain tumors account for a very small percentage of all cancers, so most doctors aren’t very familiar with them. But the doctors at our Neuro-Oncology Center only see patients with brain tumors, and they’re up to date on standard and investigational treatments.
Brain Tumor Treatment
As a UVA brain tumor patient, you’ll benefit from some of the most advanced treatments available for brain tumors, including glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and spinal cord tumors.
Our treatments include:
- Intraoperative MRI (IMRIS™)
- Gamma Knife
- Molecular cytogenetics, which helps doctors see which brain tumors will respond best to chemotherapy
- Advanced brain imaging technology
- All standard chemotherapy options
Make an appointment to find out which treatment you need.
Brain Tumor Clinical Trials
Our doctors are constantly working to improve outcomes for patients with research into new medications and treatments. Patients with inoperable brain tumors or tumors that aren’t responding to standard treatments may be interested in participating in clinical trials.
Get a Second Opinion About Your Brain Tumor
Our Neuro-Oncology Center: A Team Approach
At UVA, we believe in offering our patients and their families advanced brain tumor treatments within a coordinated, team-based approach that’s dedicated to maximizing your quality of life. Our team — which includes surgeons, cancer specialists, social workers, nutritionists and more — meets regularly to discuss each patient’s care plan and improve patient care.