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Neuro-Oncology/Neurosurgery

At Winthrop’s Institute for Cancer Care, patients with cancers of the central nervous system (brain and spine) and neurological complications of cancer and its therapies have access to world-class, Board Certified clinicians with outstanding, advanced training in wide range of specialties, including:
  • Neurology
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Medical oncology
  • Radiation oncology
  • Neuropathology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Neuropsychology.
From the initial evaluation and diagnosis, they work as a cohesive team — with nurses, who have advanced training in neurological cancers, social workers and genetic counselors — to develop broad, personalized treatment plans and provide comprehensive care. Their coordinated efforts are underscored with emotional support and compassion.

Conditions Treated

  • Glioblastoma multiforme
  • Astrocytoma
  • Meningioma
  • Central nervous system lymphoma
  • Metastatic disease of the brain and spine
  • Primary spinal cord tumors

To obtain a definitive diagnosis, the team often utilizes:

  • Stereotactic needle biopsy
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Diagnostic lumbar punctures
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow studies

Services include:

  • Conventional IV and oral chemotherapy
  • Intrathecal chemotherapy via Ommaya reservoirs
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunts and lumbar punctures
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Image-guided sterotactic surgery
  • Advanced endoscopic surgery
  • CyberKnife® radiosurgery
Extensively involved in clinical research, Winthrop neuro-oncologists have established a clinical trials program to deliver novel, cutting-edge treatments, developing studies of vaccine therapies, genome slicing and delivery of drugs directly into the brain.
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