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Barrow Oncology

At a Glance: Barrow Oncology

Being referred to an oncologist elicits a very specific type of response—after all, wrapping your head around a diagnosis that calls for ongoing oncological care is an emotional undertaking. Having lung, breast, skin, or another type of cancer that’s spread to your brain or spine is, in short, devastating. But it doesn’t mean that you’re alone.

Our team of experienced specialty oncologists focus exclusively on treating cancers that have spread to the brain and spine from other parts of the body, as well as aiding in the care of the primary tumor. Although these cancers often require an aggressive approach, we recognize that each person and their cancer experience are unique; one-of-a-kind to just you or your loved one. And we’ll do everything we can to honor that throughout your time with us.

Specialized Expertise

Our medical oncologists have specialized experience treating cancers from other parts of the body that have spread to the head, neck, and nervous system, including:

  • Brain and leptomeningeal metastases from advanced cancer
  • Spinal cord or spinal metastases from advanced cancer
  • Complex head and neck cancer

We’re ready to walk through this with you. To request an appointment with one of our brain and spine metastasis specialists, please give us a call at (602) 406-6387.

The Barrow Difference

From the moment you entrust our team, our focus is on cultivating a personalized-to-you treatment. We look to immunotherapy, targeted therapy, and chemotherapies based on the molecular profile of you or your loved one’s tumor to deliver the optimal treatment with minimal side effects.

What’s more, we’re part of a larger clinical ecosystem made up of head and neck surgical oncologists, neurosurgical oncologists, neuro-oncologists, and radiation oncologists. This breadth of expertise means you won’t have to leave our campus to for the all-inclusive care you deserve

A Team Effort

An inherently complex disease, cancer often requires a multidisciplinary team to advise you or your loved one on the best course of treatment and meet each challenge along the way. One way we proactively address this need is to hold weekly tumor boards dedicated to brain, spine, and head and neck tumors, where experts from different fields meet to discuss the most effective treatment strategies.

Another approach involves our holistic cancer care team; one that’s equipped to treat you, the whole person and not just your disease. It’s why we’ve assembled an integral and compassionate staff that includes:

  • Audiologists
  • Neuro-Oncologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Nurse Navigators
  • Nutritionist
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Oncology Social Worker
  • Other Specialty Neurologists
  • Pain and Palliative Medicine Specialist
  • Patient Navigators
  • Physical Therapists
  • Radiation Oncologists
  • Speech Language Pathologists

We emphasize patient-centered communication—from the outset, our patient portal can connect you with a dedicated nurse navigator who can answer your growing list of questions. Finally, our state-of-the-art infusion center with chemo-certified infusion registered nurses ensures you or your loved one have a comfortable, relaxing space to receive chemotherapies, immunotherapies, and targeted therapies.

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A Leader in Research

Because we’re fully integrated with the Ivy Brain Tumor Center, we’re able to guarantee access to advanced clinical trials for metastatic brain tumors. We also offer a robust profile of clinical research programs, including cutting-edge Phase 0 clinical trials designed to drastically reduce the time it takes to identify, test, and implement new treatments.

Find Out if You’re a Candidate


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