Brain and Spine Tumor Program
|The Brain and Spine Tumor Program at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin provides patients with state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services and a full range of support.
The Brain and Spine Tumor Program is the oldest brain tumor center in the region. Patients from Milwaukee, southeastern Wisconsin and beyond turn to our team of experts for advanced cancer treatment.
The Brain and Spine Tumor Program at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin is the oldest brain tumor center in the region. Patients from Milwaukee, southeastern Wisconsin and beyond turn to our team of experts for advanced cancer treatment.
NeuropathologyThe pathological diagnosis of tumor tissue is key to planning the most effective treatment. The Brain and Spine Tumor Program includes a board-certified neuropathologist who specializes in standard and advanced techniques for evaluating neurological cancers. Learn more.
SurgerySurgery is the first step in treatment for most patients with a neurological tumor. The surgeons of the Brain and Spine Tumor Program specialize in operating on cancers in complex areas of the brain and spinal cord. Learn more.
Interventional NeurologySeveral minimally invasive procedures are available to make brain surgery safer and treat problems associated with spine tumors. Learn more.
Drug TherapyPatients with neurological cancers can benefit from several newer drug options. The Brain and Spine Tumor Program includes two fellowship-trained neuro-oncologists — drug therapy experts with advanced education in treating brain and spine tumors. Learn more.
Radiation TherapyThe Clinical Cancer Center offers a full range of radiation therapy technologies. Radiation oncologists in the program have extensive experience treating brain and spine tumors, and are actively involved in the development of new treatment techniques. Learn more.
Gamma KnifeCertain brain tumors can be treated with Gamma Knife, a specialized radiation treatment system that in some cases can replace surgery. Learn more.
Neuro-Oncology Cognitive ClinicPatients with brain tumors can experience changes in thinking, perception, memory, emotions and behavior. The Brain and Spine Tumor Program includes a neuropsychologist who monitors patients for cognitive changes and helps them optimize their cognitive abilities. Learn more.
RehabilitationBrain and spine tumors and cancer treatment can lead to a variety of physical problems and disabilities. Physical medicine specialists can help patients manage these problems through a variety of medical interventions and therapies. Learn more.
Psych-oncology NurseThe Clinical Cancer Center includes a psych-oncology nurse, a clinical nurse specialist who helps address the needs of cancer patients and their families through supportive psychological therapy and psychopharmacology management.
Complete Support ServicesThe Clinical Cancer Center at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin provides a full range of services focused on the physical, emotional and social well-being of patients and their families. Learn more about our complete Support Services.
Brain Tumor Support GroupThe Brain Tumor Support Group is for patients and family members who are looking for information and encouragement. Meetings are designed for open discussion, and many sessions feature guest speakers. Visit our calendar of events for more information.
3rd Tuesday of every month
6:15 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Clinical Cancer Center, Room L
Cancer Caregivers Support GroupThis new support group is for family members or others caring for people with any type of cancer. Visit our calendar of events for more information.
Fourth Tuesday of every month
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Clinical Cancer Center,
Conference Room J, Lobby Level
Last Review Date: May 19, 2011
Online Editor(s): Kathryn Adam