More than 26,000 primary brain tumors are expected to be diagnosed this year. If you or someone you love should experience this diagnosis, you can be assured that the experts at UofL Brown Cancer Center's Multidisciplinary Brain and Spine Tumor Clinic will guide you to the best prognosis possible.
When you walk through the doors at UofL Brown Cancer Center, you are choosing the best treatment available at a convenient, supportive, world-renowned cancer center.
Our facility offers the latest in surgical techniques, radiation therapy, drug therapies and clinical trials. From the lab to the bedside, our Brain and Spine Tumor specialists are trained in the latest clinical modalities and research to treat all facets of the disease, from detection through treatment and into survivorship.
Your “New Normal”
We know that a diagnosis of cancer can be an emotional experience. Our specially-trained oncology nurses will navigate your care before, during, and after treatment; help manage cancer trials; and educate you about what to expect. Our nurses are the front line for your family members, too, communicating with them and other members of your support team to address any needs and concerns. We aim to provide holistic care unsurpassed by anyone in our region.
We mean that the clinical plan for each patient is:
Customized – you are not a case; you are a patient, and each individual’s care is tailored to the needs of the patient
Comprehensive – we consider the physical, emotional, psychological and social needs of each patient to ensure holistic care that provides the best care and outcomes possible
Coordinated – as your multidisciplinary lung team, all the physicians and specialists who are providing your treatment meet for a team conference to synthesize their efforts
Each member of your clinical team meets together in one room to collaborate and bring the best knowledge to the table to discuss your diagnosis and determine the best course of treatment moving forward. This approach ensures that each and every patient receives the ideal combination of treatments and therapies.
Your highly trained multidisciplinary team of physicians may include neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, neuro-radiologists and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists. Because we know cancer treatment is not just about medical care – it’s about patients and their families – your team may also include pain and palliative care specialists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, oncology nurses, genetic counselors, social workers, psychologists, nutritionists, or other appropriate medical professionals. All the best minds – and hands – in neuro-oncology are at the table for your individualized care.
The mission of our team is that we give you the region’s best options for treating your cancer. We seek to improve our understanding of the biological basis of the diseases we treat through cutting-edge research and to develop novel treatments that improve patient survival and enhance quality of life. "
Our neuro-oncology team has a wealth of experience evaluating and treating patients with primary and secondary tumors of the brain and spinal cord, and we use the latest techniques and modalities to provide the best clinical care for our patients. Patients with brain and spine tumor types are best treated by combining all the most effective therapies in a team-focused, multidisciplinary clinic setting.