Two neuro-oncologists reviewing imaging scans of a recent patient.

Brain Tumor Treatments

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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. 

We don't just treat your brain tumor. We care for you as a whole person. Along with expert surgeons and oncologists, your care team includes experienced nurses, social workers, nutritionists, and more.

Brain Tumor Treatment at UVA

At UVA, we've been ranked the No. 1 hospital in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report 5 years in a row. Our cancer center is ranked in the top 10% of cancer programs nationwide.

Brain tumors account for only 1-2% of all cancer. That means most oncologists have little experience treating and managing it. But our neuro-oncologists only see patients with brain tumors. They're up to date on standard and experimental treatment options.

Brain Tumor Diagnosis? Get a Second Opinion

It's common to seek a second opinion for a serious illness., especially if:

  • You've just been diagnosed
  • Your condition or diagnosis has changed
  • You face a new treatment plan or surgery

Learn about getting a second opinion.

    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.

    Brain Tumor Treatment Options

    Personalized Therapies

    We don't just treat your tumor. We find 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, gene therapy, or other therapies.

    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:

    Tumor Removal Without Surgery

    Effective, proven, and safe, these powerful treatments can treat your brain tumor fast and without surgery:

    • Focused, painless radiation with Gamma Knife

    • Electrodes that stop tumor growth with Optune