TOP-RANKED NEUROSCIENCE AND CANCER CARE FOR BRAIN TUMORS
VICKIE AND JACK FARBER INSTITUTE FOR NEUROSCIENCE | SIDNEY KIMMEL CANCER CENTER
Treatment for all types of brain tumors
At Jefferson Health, treatment focuses on removing or reducing the size of the tumor, and providing relief from brain tumor complications, including headaches and memory loss. Our neurosurgeons and neuro-oncologists care for all types of brain tumors, including:
- Meningiomas – tumors that begin in the meninges, three thin layers of tissue covering the brain and spinal cord
- Malignant tumors – including glioblastomas, oligodendromas and astrocytomas
- Metastatic lesions – tumors caused by cancer located elsewhere in the body
Innovative treatment options
Brain tumors can be complex and require a combination of treatments for the best outcome. We offer a wide range of treatments to meet the individual needs of each patient, including standard therapies, precision medicine and clinical trials.
- Brachytherapy – destroys tumors by implanting radioactive medicine directly to or near the treatment site
- Chemotherapy – reaches cancer that may have spread, even microscopically, throughout the body
- Craniotomy – surgical procedure that removes a bone flap, a section of the skull, to access the brain
- Intensity-modulated radiation therapy – uses computer technology to deliver radiation treatment that precisely fits the size and shape of the tumor
- Minimally invasive cranial base surgery – uses smaller incisions and specially designed instruments to eliminate a tumor while saving surrounding tissue from damage
- Stereotactic radiosurgery & radiotherapy – a noninvasive procedure that applies large doses of radiation directly to a tumor
It takes a team.
At Jefferson Health, behind every patient is a team of experts working together to provide the highest level of care. Our neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, medical and radiation oncologists, and dedicated nurses combine their expertise to provide an aggressive treatment plan for you and address your every need.
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience