Research in Neuro-Oncology
Our clinical and surgical neuro-oncology programs treat malignant brain and spine tumors in adults and children, including primary or metastatic tumors.
The neuro-oncologists and neurosurgeons of the Weill Cornell Brain Tumor Center offer a comprehensive approach to brain and spine tumors and see hundreds of patients each year with newly diagnosed and recurrent tumors.Our team has expertise in treating all stages of brain cancer, including low-grade gliomas, glioblastomas, and astrocytomas.
At the Weill Cornell Brain Tumor Center, we are devoted to brain tumor research in both the laboratory and clinic to better understand the biology of brain cancers and develop new treatment options.
Our physicians are well versed in clinical research and are actively studying the latest breakthrough diagnostic techniques and therapeutic options in order to make these available to our patients. We realize that every person is different and thus we take great care to construct an individualized treatment plan in a multi-disciplinary setting.
In conjunction with standard clinical care, our Brain Tumor Center offers Precision Medicine options, in order to target individual genes that may have a role in the disease.
Dr. Howard A. Fine, M.D., the founding Director of the Brain Tumor Center and Associate Director for Translational Research at the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at WCM spearheads a multidisciplinary approach consisting of neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists, medical oncologists, neurologists and nutritionists for the purpose of developing a specific comprehensive treatment plan for each individual patient.