The Brain Tumor Clinical Program provides compassionate, multidisciplinary care that is informed by research to develop the most effective therapies for patients with brain tumors including glioblastoma, astrocytic tumors and meningeal tumors. Our specialty physicians provide education, care and support needed to help patients navigate their diagnosis and treatment plan. If diagnosed with a brain tumor, it’s important to have the best team of experts to provide the best chance of cure while preserving quality of life.
Penn Brain Tumor Program has a comprehensive team sub-specialist medical oncologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, neuro-radiologists, nurse practitioners, and oncology nurse navigators. This group meets weekly to discuss treatment plans for patients, resulting in advanced and personalized treatment plans for each patient.
Penn physicians also conduct clinical research and other investigations to improve the ability to diagnose and treat patients with all types of brains tumors. It is through such research that clinicians improve current modalities and develop future cancer treatments and care. Our clinical trials program, which evaluated the effectiveness of new therapies, gives our patients access to the latest treatment advances, including gene therapy. Many of the newest and most innovative approaches we utilize are not offered elsewhere in the region.
Medical oncologist involved in the Brain Tumor Program include: