Treatments for Brain Cancer
Treatments we offer at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center include:
- Advanced surgical techniques for brain cancer.
- Brain cancer supportive care.
- Chemo and medical oncology.
- Radiation for brain tumors.
Together, the brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system (CNS).
Each year, doctors across the U.S. diagnose around 25,000 new CNS cancers.
The Adult Neuro-Oncology Program at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is world-renowned for treating brain and spine tumors. When you come to us for care, you'll meet some of the country's top doctors.
To learn more about brain and nervous system cancer or to make an appointment, you can:
Brain and Nervous System Cancer Patient Stories
Read real-life stories about how our patients are living with their diagnosis and their experience at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.Read our patient stories.
Our distinguished Neuro-Oncology Program:
We're a leading research center, funded by the National Cancer Institute, the National Brain Tumor Society, and many others.
Our researchers look at all avenues to improve outcomes for people living with brain cancer such as:
We also host the country's largest neurosurgery program and offer advanced pre-op planning and a range of precision surgeries.
Brain and Nervous System Cancer Clinical Trials and Research
At UPMC, we invest in cancer research because we want to improve survival rates and quality of life for people. Learn more about our promising new treatments for brain and nervous system cancers.Learn more about our clinical trials & research.
What is a Brain Tumor?
A brain tumor is a mass of abnormal cells in the brain. As tumors get bigger, they can cause impairment. Link: Learn more about the types of brain tumors.Learn more about brain tumors.