With successful treatment, people with brain tumors can live longer with a better quality of life. At the Stanford Brain Tumor Center, our specialists offer the most advanced, effective options for diagnosis and treatment, including clinical trials.
Brain Tumor Center at the Advanced Medicine Center, Clinic D
Receiving a diagnosis of a brain tumor is a life-changing event for you and your loved ones. At the Stanford Brain Tumor Center, we're here to help. Our specialists are at the forefront of the latest, most successful brain tumor diagnosis and treatment options. We combine our expertise with caring, compassionate support for you and your family throughout your journey.
Conditions We Treat
When you come to the Stanford Brain Tumor Center, you are in the hands of brain tumor experts. Our specialists have expertise and fellowship training in a wide range of neurology and brain cancer specialties such as neuroradiology, neuropathology and medical oncology.
Our brain tumor experts treat all types of cancerous (malignant) and noncancerous (benign) brain tumors, including:
Meningiomas: A type of primary brain tumor, usually benign, that develops in the meninges (the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord)
Pituitary tumors: A type of primary brain tumor that develops in the pituitary gland, which controls hormone production in many other glands and organs, and can be benign or malignant
Acoustic neuromas (vestibular schwannomas): Another, usually benign, type of primary brain tumor that grows within the sheaths of certain types of nerves, specifically the nerve that connects the ear to the brain
Spinal tumors: Abnormal cells that grow in or around the spinal cord and can be benign or malignant, primary or metastatic
The prognosis and long-term survival for people with brain tumors can vary greatly from person to person. For the best possible outcome, it’s important that you receive prompt medical attention, aggressive therapy and ongoing follow-up care.
Mike Harris was so relieved to know that a brain tumor was behind his strange symptoms. Then came the hard part: Removing the fist-sized tumor.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.
HOW TO REFER
To refer a patient and schedule an appointment, call either:
The Cancer Center New Patient Coordinator at 650-736-7440