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Brain Tumor Treatments
Our brain and spine tumor specialists work together to develop treatment options based on the latest clinical and research innovations and your specific needs. We encircle you in comprehensive, compassionate care with extensive support services to bolster your physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.
- Globally recognized expertise in diagnosing and treating all types of cancerous and noncancerous spine and brain tumors, from common to rare and complex.
- Advanced treatment options including noninvasive CyberKnife radiation, minimally invasive surgical procedures, and targeted therapies.
- Clinical trials to identify new personalized treatment options and find new ways to use existing techniques such as combining immunotherapy and CyberKnife.
- Team-based approach that brings together specialists from multiple fields to discuss your case and design a treatment plan according to your needs.
- Comprehensive support services including educational workshops, support groups, and a caregiver program.
- Ease of access with dedicated nurse coordinators who partner with you and your family to guide you through each step of your care.
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Interested in an Online Second Opinion?
The Stanford Medicine Online Second Opinion program offers you easy access to our world-class doctors. It’s all done remotely, and you don’t have to visit our hospital or one of our clinics for this service. You don’t even need to leave home!
Visit our online second opinion page to learn more.
If the brain or spine tumor is growing slowly, we may not treat it now but watch for worsening symptoms. Our neurologists may recommend medications to relieve your symptoms.
Our neurosurgeons are recognized throughout the world for excellent outcomes in minimally invasive and open surgical techniques. Learn more about our approaches to:
Our medical oncologists use the latest innovations in medical therapy, also called drug therapy or medical oncology, to destroy cancer cells or slow their growth. With this treatment, the medications you take in intravenous (IV) or pill form circulate through the body to fight cancer. Learn about our approaches to drug therapy for brain tumors, including:
Radiation therapy is painless treatment that uses high-energy X-rays or other types of radiation to destroy cancer cells. Our experienced radiation oncologists use the latest technology for safe and effective treatment of brain tumors. Learn about our approach to radiation therapy using:
- CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery, developed by Stanford neurosurgeons
- 3D (3-dimensional) conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT)
- Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
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 that are currently recruiting participants or that may recruit participants in the near future. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but similar studies may open in the future.