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

Sallie Nangeroni

In 2003 her doctors found a cancerous brain tumor, estimating that she had a year and a half to live. Sallie Nangeroni wanted the best neurosurgeon in the region. She came to HUP. Sally was rightfully scared. Her father died of brain cancer when he was just 40 years old, and her husband's brother had just passed away from a brain tumor. At the time she was diagnosed, Sallie just hoped that she would be able to see all three of her sons graduate from high school. Now, 7 years later, she has seen two of them graduate from college, with one now in medical school. Her next goal is to see her youngest son graduate from college next year.




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