The Neurosurgical Oncology Program provides a comprehensive approach to malignant and benign tumors of the nervous system. The Department works in close collaboration with the Departments of Oncology, Radiation Medicine, Neuro-radiology, and Neurology in this effort. Pre-operative 3-D modeling is combined with an intra-operative real time image guidance system to optimize outcome in these procedures.
Patients are discussed by a Tumor Board that meets weekly and are offered comprehensive multispecialty care. Basic science research in tumor biology is performed under the leadership of Meena Jhanwar-Uniyal, Ph.D.
Department members participate in national protocols to enroll patients and also conduct basic neurosurgical oncology research.