Brain and Central Nervous System Cancer Treatment
Brain cancer can come in the form of both malignant and benign tumors. These tumors may cause headaches, nausea and vomiting, as well as other neurologic symptoms such as weakness, numbness, loss of hearing, vision changes and / or difficulty with speech.
The treatment of brain tumors is highly individualized – depending on tumor type, location and size - and treated through our strong interdisciplinary clinic staffed by radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons and neuro-oncologists.
Physicians have at their disposal the latest technologies to deliver external beam radiation therapy as well as radiosurgery and fractionated radiotherapy. Our resources include a dedicated Novalis BrainLab linear accelearator based radiosurgery unit with ExacTrac image guidance as well as the Gamma Knife radiosurgery unit and state of the art planning systems. Most importantly, our physicians are renowned national leaders in the treatment of brain tumors and pioneers in the use of fractionated radiosurgery.
Furthermore Jefferson has an active clinical trials program. When appropriate, patients are given the opportunity to participate in research studies that integrate new drugs and treatment approaches to continue to improve our success in treating brain tumors.