Brain Tumor Program

Providing Personalized, Compassionate Care for Patients with Brain Tumors

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with a brain tumor, we understand your concerns and fears. Rest assured, we are here to help you. UH Seidman Cancer Center and the specialists from University Hospitals Neurological Institute's Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center have the latest diagnostic and treatment advances available today. While brain tumors are very serious, patients can be confident that they will receive the most advanced medical treatments possible at UH Seidman Cancer Center. Working as a tightly knit team, our surgeons, oncologists and cancer care support team provide a comprehensive cancer care program of diagnosis, treatment, clinical research trials and support, aiming for a cancer cure.

Renowned Brain Tumor 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, one of an elite group of 41 comprehensive cancer hospitals nationwide. A nationally recognized cancer program, UH Seidman Cancer Center has expertise in both standard and complex care for brain tumors. Our multidisciplinary team of experts have devised innovative minimally invasive approaches and participate in the most advanced clinical trials from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Adult Brain Tumor Consortium (ABTC).

We offer the most advanced technology and treatments for brain tumors, including:

  • Minimally invasive surgery, including endoscopic techniques
  • Neuroblate®
  • Gamma Knife®
  • Targeted chemotherapy
  • Leading-edge clinical trials
  • Proton Therapy
  • Intraoperative MRI
  • Advanced clinical trials

Dedicated Team of Cancer Care Experts

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 coordinate your care. UH Seidman Cancer Center puts the patient at the center of a compassionate, highly trained team. In addition to fellowship-trained physicians, surgeons and radiologists, our team of cancer experts includes:

  • Genetic counselors
  • Medical geneticists
  • Medical oncologists
  • Nurse navigators
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Pathologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Radiologists
  • Social workers
  • Surgical oncologists

Disease-Specific Planning Approach

Our multidisciplinary cancer team meets weekly for a disease-specific tumor board review. Tumor board review involves a meeting where every patient’s case is read and discussed among a team of national experts. This review process ensures that all realistic treatment options are considered.

Brain Tumor Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are part of the cancer research process. Clinical trials are done to find out if new cancer treatments are safe and effective or better than the standard treatment. For some patients, taking part in a clinical trial may be the best treatment choice. Some current clinical trials include:

  • Treatment of recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) with a monoclonal antibody. Learn more.
  • Studying how well a vaccine with chemo drug or chemo drug alone treats brain tumors. The study is for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain tumors that have come back and can be removed with surgery. Learn more.