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Brain & Spine Tumor Clinic

The Roper St. Francis Brain & Spine Tumor Clinic brings together experts to offer coordinated care for patients with primary and secondary brain and spine tumors. Our specialists bring cross-disciplinary experience to the table, consulting together to customize treatment plans for each patient’s individual needs, in coordination with the patient’s referring doctor.

The Brain & Spine Tumor Clinic has access to all of the advanced tools in the Roper St. Francis arsenal, as well as extensive clinical trial opportunities through our partnership with the Levine Cancer Institute. Our team approach helps improve outcomes and enhance quality of life for our patients. 


Our Team

Our team includes board certified specialists who have expertise in the specific needs of patients with tumors of the brain and spinal column. These doctors collaborate to ensure our patients are receiving the most advanced evidence-based treatment protocols for their particular disease. The clinic brings together doctors from the following medical disciplines:

  • Medical Oncology
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Neurosurgery


Participating practices:

  • Lowcountry Radiation Oncology
  • Neurosurgery and Spine Specialists of Charleston


Treatment Options

The Brain & Spine Tumors Clinic offers patients advanced surgical, radiologic and medical treatment options utilizing the latest technologies, all in the convenient setting of a community hospital.

No longer do patients already dealing with complex diseases have to travel to a different city or navigate a large university medical system to get the best care possible. In addition, Roper St. Francis’ partnership with the Levine Cancer Institute means our patients with brain and spine tumors have access to clinical trials not offered elsewhere in the state.

Our clinic offers:

  • Access to national clinical trials
  • Comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and treatment planning
  • Advanced surgical options, including intraoperative stereotactic image guidance and minimally invasive endoscopic techniques
  • Access to CyberKnife and a highly experienced radiosurgical team using precise technologies for non-surgical treatment of brain and spinal tumors
  • A full-range of support services for patients and families through Roper St. Francis Cancer Care

        Conditions we treat:

      • Malignant gliomas
      • Meningiomas
      • Low grade gliomas
      • Spinal column tumors including Intrinsic spinal cord tumors
      • Pituitary tumors
      • Metastases to the brain or spine
                  Patient Navigator

                  The patient navigator serves as a central point of contact for our patients. They help them more thoroughly understand their diagnosis, direct them to resources and are a source of continuous support. Learn more.

                  For more information or to request a consultation, call (843) 724-1912.