Excellence in Brain Tumor Treatment
The Jefferson Brain Tumor Center of the Kimmel Cancer Center provides a multidisciplinary approach to treating brain tumors, giving patients access to care all in one place and during one visit. Combining expertise in Radiation Oncology, Neurosurgery and Medical Oncology, our Center physicians provide exceptional care and access to the latest protocols for patients coping with this life-threatening diagnosis.
Our Center distinguishes itself in many ways:
- The volume of patients we have treated (more than 3,000)
- Our team of experts performs more than 600 surgeries annually, making Jefferson one of the busiest brain tumor practices in the tri-state area.
- Our surgical approaches and radiosurgery techniques yield an overall volume that is unrivaled in the tri-state area.
- We have the largest number of neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists and radiation oncologists dedicated to treating brain tumors of any center within a 100-mile radius.
The Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated clinical cancer center, treats more patients with malignant and benign brain tumors than all other area university-based hospital programs combined. Our specialists create a seamless and carefully coordinated treatment plan for a patient in just a few minutes. This is important because a delay in treatment diminishes success for patients.
Multidisciplinary Brain Tumor Board
This multispecialty group has been continuously convening every week since 1994 to discuss the management and treatment of challenging brain tumor cases. Attended by neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, neuro-oncologists, neuroradiologists, residents, fellows, nurse practitioners and nurses, this group has overseen the successful and innovative treatment of more than 3,000 brain tumor patients in the course of its operation.
Our team of neuro-oncologists coordinate comprehensive and leading-edge treatment for our patients. We systematically review each case at our weekly multidisciplinary Brain Tumor Board and actively engage our patients in a number of ongoing institutional and national clinical trials.
Using leading-edge noninvasive techniques our radiosurgery platforms allow us to treat a number of brain tumors, skull base tumors and facial pain by creating a complex sculpted radiation plan tailored to the individual patient's tumor.
Clinical Trials & Research
At the Jefferson Brain Tumor Center we offer numerous leading-edge clinical trials for our patients and are involved in ongoing brain tumor research.