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Brain, Spinal, and Nervous System Cancer Treatment Program

Due to tissue sensitivity, effective brain and nervous system cancer treatment requires advanced technology and an experienced care team.

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center's Adult Neuro-Oncology Program has world-renowned expertise in treating brain and spinal cord tumors.

Annually, the Neuro-Oncology Center offers care to over 500 new brain tumor patients.

About the Adult Neuro-Oncology Program

The program's team combines the expertise of neurosurgeons, medical oncologists, radiologists, and pathologists to provide a complete continuum of care. UPMC experts offer best practices and access to the latest therapies and cancer clinical trials.

In our division, neuro-oncologists treat nervous system issues in cancer patients, while neuropsychologists manage cancer-related cognitive and behavioral effects.

This innovative approach to patient care has distinguished the program as both a national and international authority in several specialized programs. Patients can access top-tier cancer care within their community through a vast network of cancer physicians and healthcare specialists. Use the doctor search tool to find a brain cancer specialist in your area

Neuro-Oncology Center Expertise and Collaborations

The Neuro-Oncology Center treats patients with various conditions, including brain tumors, spinal tumors, and neurofibromatosis.

We also address neurologic complications from cancer and its treatments, like:

  • Chemotherapy and radiation-related issues.
  • Neurobehavioral disorders.
  • Paraneoplastic syndromes.
  • Stroke.

Our expertise encompasses the treatment of central nervous system tumors, such as:

  • Central nervous system lymphoma.
  • Gliomas, including glioblastoma multiforme and astrocytoma.
  • Metastatic brain and spine disease.
  • Meningioma.
  • Primary spinal cord tumors.
  • Vestibular schwannoma.

Additionally, we focus on genetic disorders like neurofibromatosis and Van Hippel Lindau disease, which lead to nervous system tumors.

We actively collaborate with UPMC Brain Tumor Center, Neurosurgery, and Hillman Cancer Center to improve patient care and outcomes.

Treatments for Cancer of the Brain and Nervous System

Learn more about the following brain cancer treatments we offer at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center:

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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UPMC Department of Neurosurgery

UPMC neurosurgeons use sophisticated minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat brain and nervous system tumors.

Visit the UPMC Department of Neurosurgery website.
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Brain Cancer Specialty Care

Our multidisciplinary team of brain cancer specialists care for people who have advanced or metastatic cancer. They also see those who want a second opinion about a brain or nervous system cancer diagnosis.

Learn more about Brain Cancer Specialty Care.