Brain Stem Cancer
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Offers the Latest Medical Advancements in Treating Brain Stem Cancer
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with brain stem cancer, we understand your concerns and fears. Our fellowship-trained cancer specialists at UH Seidman Cancer Center working closely with specialists from University Hospitals Neurological Institute's Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center can help by offering a highly specialized approach to diagnosing, treating and managing brain stem cancer. Our leading-edge cancer care team offers a depth of knowledge and expertise that enables them to treat brain stem cancer using the most medically advanced treatments and technology available, including:
- Minimally invasive neurologic surgery
- Gamma Knife
- Targeted chemotherapy
- Leading-edge clinical trials
- Proton therapy
- Advanced clinical trials
Working as a team, our surgeons, physicians and support team provide comprehensive cancer evaluations, the latest treatment recommendations and the highest standard of clinical trials to get every patient healthy and active again.
Nationally Recognized Cancer Program
UH Seidman Cancer Center is part of the National Cancer Institute-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, which is one of an elite group of 41 comprehensive cancer hospitals nationwide. Our nationally recognized cancer program provides expertise in both routine and very complex care, including treatment of more advanced high grade cancer.
Brain Stem Cancer Team Puts Patients First
Just as each patient is unique, we believe that cancer treatment should be customized to fit the individual. We offer patients a multidisciplinary team approach to care. This means all our cancer doctors, nurses and support staff collaborate and coordinate your care.
Our entire multidisciplinary team evaluates and reviews every cancer case so diagnosis and treatment decisions are based on our team’s expertise. Together, we put the patient at the center of a compassionate, highly trained team. Members of the team may include:
- Genetic counselors
- Medical geneticists
- Medical oncologists
- Nurse navigators
- Nurse practitioners
- Radiation oncologists
- Social workers
- Surgical oncologists
Support services are cancer-focused and include nutritional counseling, genetic counseling and rehabilitation therapy.
Our multidisciplinary cancer team meets weekly for a disease-specific tumor board review. Tumor board review involves a meeting where every single patient’s case discussed among an entire team of national experts to guide the cancer care treatment plan. This review process ensures that all realistic treatment options for brain stem cancer are considered.
Robust Clinical Trials
Clinical trials are an exciting part of the cancer research process. Clinical trials are done to find out if new cancer treatments are safe and effective or improved over other standard treatments. For some patients, taking part in a clinical trial may be the best treatment choice. Clinical trials for brain stem cancer patients include:
- Studying radiation for people with brain metastases that have been removed by surgery. Learn more.