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Experts at the University of Chicago Medicine Brain Tumor Center offer the full range of treatment options for patients with non-malignant (benign) and malignant (primary and metastatic) tumors of the brain and spinal cord. Our physician team has extensive experience in the management of common and rare brain tumors, such as:
Hemangioblastoma, with specialized expertise in von Hippel-Lindau disease
Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNETs)
With the latest medical advances, patients have a wide range of options for brain tumor treatment, including:
Today, innovative, high-precision surgical techniques and tools enable UChicago Medicine neurosurgeons to operate on deep brain tumors once considered inoperable.
Some of theses newer techniques and tools include:
Even when surgery appears to have removed a malignant tumor, radiation therapy is often recommended to ensure destruction of any cancer cells that might remain. For benign tumors, radiation therapy may be used to slow or halt tumor growth or to treat a recurring tumor.
At the UChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center, adults and children with brain tumors have access to the most sophisticated radiation treatment technologies. This includes innovative image-guided radiation treatment devices. This image-guided radiotherapy technology allows doctors to choose from several different types of radiation treatment techniques. Some of the advanced radiation options available include:
Our multi-modal system can be used to treat non-malignant (benign) and malignant (cancerous) brain tumors, as well as other neurological conditions, such as arteriovenous malformations (AVM) and trigeminal neuralgia.
Our brain tumor experts may recommend systemic therapy as an effective cancer treatment strategy. With systemic therapies, medication is delivered via the bloodstream to destroy and prevent the growth, spread or recurrence of cancer cells throughout the body. Individualized brain tumor treatment plans may include some form of systemic therapy, such as: