Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors Program


Abramson Cancer Center clinicians and researchers are leading the way in clinical care and research for brain and spinal cord tumors. By putting our experience to work we offer the best possible treatment outcomes.

Today there is more hope than ever for those with brain or spinal cord tumors.

If diagnosed with a brain or spinal cord tumor it's important to have the best team of experts.

Penn's Multidisciplinary Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Program has individuals nationally recognized for their expertise. They can provide the information, care and support to help each step of the way.
We offer the latest diagnostic and treatment advances for all types of brain and spinal cord tumors including:

  • Astrocytic Tumors
  • Oligodendroglial Tumors
  • Mixed Gliomas
  • Ependymal Tumors
  • Embryonal Cell Tumors: Medulloblastoma (Grade IV)
  • Pineal Parenchymal Tumors
  • Meningeal Tumors
  • Germ Cell Tumors
  • Tumors of the Sellar Region: Craniopharyngioma (Grade I) and Pituitary Tumor
  • Recurrent Brain Tumors

 

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Survivor Stories

Tanya Zekovitch

By the age of seven, Tanya Zekovitch already understood what it was like to be a cancer patient after being treated for Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. So when she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in the summer of 2000, when she was still only in her early 20's, she felt lucky to find that Penn's Abramson Cancer Center offered patient support specialits and counselors to help patients cope with their diagnosis, not only to navigate the medical system, but also to address their emotional needs. Having benefited from counseling services when she was treated as a child, Tanya found Mindy Weismer, a Patient Service Coordinator, and they quickly developed a close relationship.




Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are studies to find new ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer. The purpose of each clinical trial is to answer a specific question. Our physicians carefully design these studies to find new ways to improve care and quality of life ... more about clinical trials