Neuro-Oncology Program

At a Glance: Our Neuro-Oncology Program

A brain tumor diagnosis can feel like your entire world has been upended. Not only have all objects in your orbit dramatically shifted, the constellation of tumors that affect the brain and spinal cord can be as varied as their treatments—some will only call for periodic observation, while others will require a multi-pronged treatment plan. There’s rarely a universal path forward.

No matter the route or level of hands-on care needed, our neuro-oncologists are committed to working with you to create an expertly crafted, compassionate plan that’s underscored by our unique patient-centered approach. Of course we’ll consider specific tumor characteristics, but equally as meaningful is how we care for you or your loved one’s emotional, spiritual, and familial needs too.

We’re allied partners in your care as you travel this new trajectory, and we’ll work diligently to treat your tumor, preserve your quality of life, and uncover new treatments through clinical research.

To request an appointment with one of our neuro-oncologists, please give us a call at (602) 406-2800.

The Barrow Difference

The Neuro-Oncology Program at Barrow Neurological Institute is a key pillar upholding one of the largest multidisciplinary brain tumor programs in the United States. Our team includes neurologists specializing in neuro-oncology—the diagnosis and treatment of tumors of the brain and spinal cord and neurological complications of cancer—multiple nurses, and access to a variety of specialists within the Institute. Our neuro-oncologists are rigorously trained and highly-skilled; working closely with radiation oncologists, neurosurgical oncologists, and neuro-rehabilitation experts so that you can receive a full spectrum of care in one singular location.

What’s more, our Brain Cancer Survivorship Program helps to foster relationships and ongoing support between families affected by brain tumors. We’re also passionate about training the next generation of neuro-oncologists and ensuring that the next iteration of brain tumor therapeutics come to fruition. To that end, we offer a neuro-oncology fellowship program and have one of the largest portfolios of clinical trials for cancers and tumors of the nervous system.

Putting the Patient First

Following diagnosis, questions often arise fast and furiously.  Yet, you can rest assured our world-class Neuro-Oncology Program’s physicians, nurses, and support staff will be there to walk with you or your loved one each step of the way; whether that’s providing answers, guidance on next steps, or healthy doses of reassurance. We want the entirety of your wellbeing to be considered in treatment, and that’s why we give you access to a robust team that includes:

  • Neuro-Oncologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Other Specialty Neurologists
  • Pain and Palliative Medicine Specialist
  • Patient Navigators
  • Physician Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
  • Physical Therapists
  • Radiation Oncologists
  • Speech Therapists
  • Social Worker
neuro-oncologist yoshie umemura counsels a brain tumor patient

A Leader in Research

Our team is tirelessly working to develop new therapeutics to bolster the standard of care in brain and spine tumor treatment—and we invite you to be a partner with us in this effort by participating in one of our many clinical trials.

In conjunction with the Ivy Brain Tumor Center, our program offers a comprehensive listing of clinical trials, including cutting-edge Phase 0 clinical trials designed to drastically reduce the time it takes to identify, test, and implement new treatments.

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