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Brain Tumor Surgery Program for Adults
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At UCSF, brain tumor therapy involves interdisciplinary collaboration among neurological surgery, radiation oncology, medical neuro-oncology, and Gamma Knife® radiosurgery, and innovative therapies developed by researchers in UCSF's Brain Tumor Research Center (BTRC) and Michael Douglas Pediatric BTRC.

During surgery to resect brain tumors, we use brain-mapping techniques to identify and avoid injury to sites of language, motor, and sensory function. These techniques permit the surgeon to remove the tumor and epileptic foci to the maximum extent possible, while minimizing injury to the surrounding brain. We also offer the most advanced surgical navigation systems, which permit the greatest precision in tumor resection. Currently we have an intraoperative MRI unit permitting even greater precision in localizing a tumor during surgery. While our surgical trials are continually evolving, newer approaches include convection-enhanced delivery (CED) of small molecules toxic to tumor cells and post-operative immnuotherapy trials.

In conjunction with the Clinical Neuro-Oncology Program, the Brain Tumor Surgery Program provides patients with the most advanced brain tumor therapies available, together with neuropsychological consultation and close ties with organizations sponsoring support groups and many other resources for patients with brain tumors.

More information about UCSF Cancer Center clinical trials for adults and children


Associated Faculty
Co-Director
Mitchel S. Berger MD

Co-Director
Michael W. McDermott MD

Faculty Practitioners
Manish Aghi MD, PhD
Sandeep Kunwar MD
Andrew T. Parsa MD, PhD
Lawrence H. Pitts MD (Acoustic Neuroma)
Adult Brain Tumor Surgery Program
Department of Neurological Surgery
University of California San Francisco
UCSF Medical Center, A-808
400 Parnassus Avenue, Box 0350
San Francisco, CA 94143-0350
tel 415.353.7500; fax 415.353.2889


 
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