When you choose UVA for brain tumor treatment, you get access to clinical trials and a team of neuro-oncologists who focus only on brain tumors.
Since brain tumors account for only 1-2% of all cancer, most oncologists have little familiarity with treating and managing their symptoms. However, our neuro-oncologists — along with a team that includes surgeons, medical oncologists, pathologists, nurses, social workers, nutritionists and more — exclusively see patients with neuro-oncologic disorders and are up to date on the full range of standard and experimental strategies.
Brain Tumors We Treat
Life-Saving Care for Brain Tumor Patients
Debbie came to UVA for a chance to live — and to have the baby she’d always wanted. Watch her talk about her experience as a brain tumor patient. View brain tumor transcript.
We don't just treat your tumor. We find out the best treatment method for your specific tumor.
We do this with molecular cytogenetics. This scientific method shows which of your cells are normal and which are cancer-causing at a very precise level. We can then tell which brain tumors will respond best to chemotherapy.
Other ways we can target your tumor:
- Bone marrow transplant
- Gene therapy
Safer Tumor Removal
We have high-tech tools that help us surgically remove difficult, hard-to-get tumors with accuracy and less risk. These include:
A GPS-like system that maps the safest, best route to the tumor in your brain
- Brain scans in a special operating room that result in fast, accurate neurosurgery
Tumor Removal Without Surgery
Effective, proven and safe, these powerful treatments can treat your brain tumor fast and without surgery: