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Researchers at Stanford are finding new treatments for brain tumors and rapidly converting them to safe clinical practice. People with brain tumors now have more hope for a good quality of life than ever before. This is especially true at Stanford where we are committed to healing our patients through science and compassion together.
The Stanford Brain Tumor Center treatment team offers:
Patient and family-centered care by a team that specializes in brain tumors and the symptoms they cause
Leading-edge technology and treatments
Clinical trials for newly diagnosed and recurrent tumors
Supportive services, such as rehabilitation and social work/counseling, with experience in caring for brain tumor patients
Easy access to your team via phone and email
The choices you have for brain tumor treatment depend on these factors:
Type and grade of tumor
Size and the location of the tumor
Results of certain tests
Your doctors will also consider the following factors when recommending a treatment plan:
Many people with brain cancer want to learn all they can about their disease and treatment choices so they can take an active part in decisions about their care. You are likely to have many questions and concerns about your treatment options. Below is a list of such questions you may want to ask the members of your team.
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.