The Department of Neurosurgery partners with the Neuro-Oncology Program to develop new treatments for patients with tumors of the brain and central nervous system. The UNC Neuro-Oncology Team utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to perform comprehensive evaluations in order to formulate the best possible treatment for each individual patient.
The UNC Neuro-Oncology program has dedicated teams working to treat patients with:
- Primary brain tumors (glioblastoma [GBM], ependymoma, glioma, astrocytoma, oligodendroglia, oligoastrocytoma)
- Metastatic brain tumors (spread to the brain of tumors such as lung cancer, breast cancer, melanoma, renal cancer, colon tumors, other types of cancer)
- Skull-based tumors (meningioma, schwannoma, esthesioneuroblastoma, sinus tumors, glomus tumors, others)
- Pediatric brain tumors (in children and young adults)
Your team may consist of neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neuropathologists, radiation oncologists as well as nurses, nurse practitioners, and psychiatrists/social workers, who all bring their expertise to provide you with excellent personalized care and treatment.