Neurosurgery

Penn Neuro-Oncology

The Penn Neuro-Oncology program's multi-disciplinary team of world-renowned physicians is committed to the comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and individualized treatment of patients with malignant tumors of the brain and spinal cord.

At Penn Medicine, the neuro-oncology team provides comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for patients with malignant tumors of the brain and spinal cord and other cancer-related neurological problems of the central and peripheral nervous system.

A Multidisciplinary Team

All patient cases are reviewed by a multidisciplinary team of world-renowned experts that includes physicians and other healthcare providers from the fields of neurology, neurosurgery, radiation oncology, neuropathology, neuroradiology, rehabilitation medicine, neuro-psychiatry and social work. Penn's neuro-oncologists are closely associated with medical oncologists for the treatment of tumors that involve other organs of the body.

The tumor board meets weekly to map out the best treatment plan, individually tailored for all patients. This assures that patients are offered the most up-to-date therapies appropriate for their cancer. The ultimate goal is to provide the best chance for a cure while preserving quality of life for every patient

Setting the Standard for Care in the Region

Penn physicians are committed to research and are leaders in the development and testing of the latest treatment approaches. This ensures that the latest technological advances, including the most effective imaging methods, surgical techniques and management strategies, are available to every patient.