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

Jeanie Taddeo

Battling Cancer While Pregnant

Jeanie, an 8th grade Spanish teacher at Spring Ford Eighth Grade Center, and her husband Phil, a senior manager at Vanguard, absolutely love their jobs and had been happily married for 14 years.

After almost 12 years of trying to have children, they were thrilled to find out that Jeanie was pregnant. We couldn't believe it!" says Jeanie. "And then to find out we were having twins girls was the biggest blessing we could have asked for. My heart was melting."

But at only 15 weeks, fear and shock set in when Jeanie felt a lump in her breast and was diagnosed with stage II invasive breast cancer. "We are going to approach this head on. I just kept thinking about my girls, and how I wanted to get through this, and so I went to see the best," says Jeanie.

 




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