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The physicians in our Brain and Spine Tumor Program treat tumors in complex areas of the brain, spine and spinal cord. We offer patients the best chance of fighting disease while preserving physical and cognitive abilities.

People from Milwaukee, southeastern Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest come to the Brain and Spine Tumor Program for the most advanced care and treatment technology options.

Treatment Options for Brain and Spine Tumors

OptuneTM brain tumor treatment

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Patients in the Brain and Spine Tumor Program have access to the most advanced diagnostic technologies and treatment options. Our physicians are at the forefront of efforts to provide more effective surgeries, innovative approaches to radiation treatment, and drug therapies that are individualized to tumor genetics. We also provide second opinions for those diagnosed with a brain or spine tumor to ensure a diagnosis is accurate and present all available treatments options.

Neuro-Oncology Cognitive Clinic

Patients with brain tumors can experience changes in thinking, memory, emotions and other cognitive abilities. As part of our dedication to preserving quality of life, the Brain and Spine Tumor Program includes a neuropsychologist who monitors patients for cognitive changes and helps them optimize their abilities. Learn more about the Neuro-Oncology Cognitive Clinic.

Team Approach

Brain and spine tumors are rare, and they pose a threat to important abilities such as thought, speech and movement. Physicians in the Brain and Spine Tumor Program specialize in techniques for treating brain and spine tumors in or near critical areas of the nervous system.

Patients in the program work with a complete team of cancer specialists — neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, neuro-interventional radiologists and others who focus on brain and spine tumors. Through the program’s robust tumor board process, these physicians make sure every patient has a comprehensive treatment plan. The program also includes experienced nurses, dietitians and other skilled caregivers.

Our new patient coordinator helps make sure patients and family members connect quickly with all the providers and services they need. The entire care team is committed to patient support, education and family involvement.

New patients and their families can find helpful information about many common concerns by reviewing some Frequently Asked Questions. You can also read more information about neurological cancers.

Patient-Focused Research

Physicians in the Brain and Spine Tumor Program are national leaders in cancer research and the development of new cancer therapies. Through our active involvement in research collaboratives, we offer patients access to many national clinical trials. For many patients, these trials offer the opportunity to benefit from new tests, new treatment options and a better standard of care. Learn more about brain and spine cancer research and clinical trials.

Team Approach Leads to Successful Pituitary Tumor Treatment

The Brain and Spine Tumor team used a combination of surgery and radiation therapy to treat a Milwaukee man. The team included an endocrinologist, neurosurgeon, otolaryngologist and radiation oncologist working together from diagnosis through annual monitoring. Read the story in Froedtert Today.

Virtual Visits Are Available

Safe and convenient virtual visits by video let you get the care you need via a mobile device, tablet or computer wherever you are. We’ll gather your medical records for you and get our experts’ input so we can offer treatment options without an in-person visit. To schedule a virtual visit, call 1-866-680-0505.

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Cancer and the COVID-19 Vaccine

There is currently no data that suggests current or former cancer patients should avoid getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Cancer can weaken your immune system, so we recommend that most patients get the vaccine as soon as possible.