Neuro-Oncology and Neurosurgery at Winthrop University Hospital Cancer Center
At the Forefront of Cancer Care
At Winthrop University’s Cancer Center, patients with cancer of the central nervous system (brain and spine cancer) or who suffer from neurological complications of cancer treatment have access to world-class, board-certified physicians with extensive training in a wide range of specialties, including:
- Medical oncology
- Radiation oncology
Our world-class physicians work alongside nurses with advanced training in neurological cancer, social workers and genetic counselors in order to provide personalized treatment plans and the best, most comprehensive care.
Neuro-Oncology Conditions We Treat
Each board-certified neuro-oncologist on our team treats a spectrum of neurological cancer conditions, including:
- Glioblastoma multiforme
- Central nervous system lymphoma
- Metastatic disease of the brain and spine
- Primary spinal cord tumors
To obtain a definitive diagnosis for these conditions, the team uses the most state-of-the-art technology, including stereotactic needle biopsy, neuroendoscopy, diagnostic lumbar punctures and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow studies.
We provide state-of-the-art care for neurological cancer with the following treatments:
- Conventional intravenous and oral chemotherapy
- Intrathecal chemotherapy via Ommaya reservoirs
- Ventriculoperitoneal shunts and lumbar punctures
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
- Image-guided stereotactic surgery
- Advanced endoscopic surgery
- CyberKnife® radiosurgery
Our neuro-oncologists are also extensively involved in clinical research and have established a clinical trials program to deliver cutting-edge treatments, developing studies of vaccine therapies, genome slicing and delivery of drugs directly into the brain.