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Brain and Spine Cancer Care

Roper St. Francis has leading experts and highly-trained neuro-oncology specialists who provide diagnosis and treatment comparable to the nation’s leading medical centers, all in the convenience of your community hospital. Our team offers comprehensive diagnosis and care to patients with primary brain or spinal cord tumors, metastatic nervous system tumors, neurological paraneoplastic syndromes and those suffering neurologic complications of cancer therapy.

 

Brain and Spinal Cancer Diagnosis
Our neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, diagnostic neuroradiologists, and neuropathologists work together to carefully evaluate and diagnose the full range of brain and spinal cord cancers. Expert diagnosis lays the groundwork for developing a targeted, customized treatment protocol.

 

Brain and Spinal Cancer Treatment

Our board certified specialists have expertise in the specific needs of patients with tumors of the brain and spinal column, and collaborate across medical disciplines to ensure our patients receive the most advanced evidence-based treatment protocols for their particular cancer. Our clinical trials program and affiliation with the Levine Cancer Institute offers access to national trials and promising therapies not available elsewhere in the state.

Our neuro-oncology specialists target treatment of brain and spine tumors based on the type of tumor, its location and stage, and the patient’s overall health. Through multidisciplinary collaboration, our team offers patients advanced treatment options utilizing the latest technologies, all in the convenient setting of a community hospital. Treatment options, including clinical trials, typically include a combination of:

  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy, including targeted radiation delivered by the Cyberknife
  • Chemotherapy

Clinical trials may also be an option. View our current clinical trials.

 

Multidisciplinary Care Plan
The treatment plan of most patients is discussed and agreed upon at a case presentation conference attended by the experts in all facets of brain and spinal cancer care.

 

Cancer Support Programs
The cancer journey is often frightening, confusing and overwhelming – often involving physical, financial and emotional challenges for you and your family. From diagnosis to survivorship, we have numerous resources available to support you during your cancer journey.

Learn more about our support programs for brain and spinal cancers. 
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