Neurofibromas are tumors that develop in the covering of peripheral and cranial nerves. Most neurofibromas are noncancerous, but a small percentage have a genetic mutation that leads to cancerous growth. Most neurofibromas are slow-growing and are not aggressive.
Treatment at an academic medical center which manages a high volume of neurofibromas is important for the best outcomes.
Stanford is a global referral center for neurofibromas and is at the forefront of developing new, minimally invasive procedures that treat them.