Radiation Oncology

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Brain and Spine Tumor Radiation Treatment

Brain and spine tumors are often best managed with a combination of surgery and focused radiation treatment. For malignant low and high-grade primary brain tumors, radiation treatment helps decrease the chance of tumor recurrence following surgery and improves the potential for cure. For certain benign brain tumors, such as meningiomas, radiation treatment offers an effective alternative to surgical resection.

Leading Technology. Exemplary Care.

At UTMC, we use the most cutting-edge technology for treating brain/spine tumors, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). These technologies allow us to more precisely and effectively target cancers and minimize the dose received by the normal (unaffected) brain and spinal cord.

Our faculty has extensive expertise in the treatment of malignant brain tumors, having designed and led Phase I/II clinical trials pioneering novel radiation treatment approaches for glioblastoma multiforme. Our published work in this field has helped advance our current understanding of these challenging tumors.

OneTeam

At UTMC’s Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center we take a team approach, with the knowledge that the best treatment plan involves an integrated approach using the experience and skills of specialists across the medical care spectrum. Our radiation oncologists collaborate with specialists in medical oncology, surgery, integrative care, pain management, physical therapy and nutrition. Your team of cancer specialists is all under one roof at the Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center. Our team of cancer specialists meets each week to discuss each cancer case, and creates the most effective and efficient multidisciplinary care plan.

More Options

Patients at UTMC have many opportunities to enroll in new clinical trials. Your team of cancer specialists will discuss potential clinical trials available to you, and guide you in selecting the best treatment option for your personalized care.

 

Last Updated: 4/20/16