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Neuro-Oncology Program at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

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.


Contact the Neuro-Oncology Program to Make an Appointment

To learn more about brain and nervous system cancer or to make an appointment, you can:

Fill out our online contact form.



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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.

Why Choose UPMC Hillman for Brain Tumor Care?

Our distinguished Neuro-Oncology Program:

  • Brings together a team of neurosurgeons. cancer doctors, and radiologists. You also have access to nutritionists, physical medicine and rehab experts, behavioral health staff, and integrative medicine experts.
  • Offers seamless care — from diagnosis to long-term support — at more than 70 locations across Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, and Maryland.
  • Has state-of-the-art tools, tests, and treatments that you can only find at specialized cancer centers.

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:

  • Gene-targeted drugs.
  • Immune therapy approaches.
  • New radiation techniques.

We also host the country's largest neurosurgery program and offer advanced pre-op planning and a range of precision surgeries.

Learn more about our Neuro-Oncology Team.


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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.

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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.