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Winthrop University Hospital


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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