Scan of brain and man getting a MRI

Adult Brain Tumor Program

Highlights

Image-guided Tumor Surgery
Molecular Therapy for Brain Tumor
Multi-specialty Brain Tumor Care
Skull Base Tumor Surgery
Trilogy Radiosurgery

Overview

Nearly 50,000 Americans will be diagnosed with symptomatic brain tumors this year and thousands more will develop tumors involving the spine and spinal cord. These tumors of the central nervous system demand the highest level of skill, technology and compassion from a variety of medical specialists.

The multi-specialty Neuro-oncology Clinic is an outpatient facility where patients can see a team of physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of brain and spinal cord tumors, as well as other cancer specialists from the VCU Massey Cancer Center.

In addition to conventional treatment approaches, significant emphasis is placed on clinical studies in the management of CNS tumors and the Neuro-oncology Clinic serves as a site for a variety of multi-center clinical trials directed at these tumors. The clinic also uses three-dimensional image reconstruction to allow for image-guided surgical treatment of CNS tumors.

Physicians and research faculty

William C. Broaddus, M.D., Ph.D.
R. Scott Graham, M.D.
Harold F. Young, M.D.
Kathryn L. Holloway, M.D.
Asadullah Khan, M.D.S
Adly Yacoub, Ph.D.
Randall Merchant, Ph.D.