In the Neuro-Oncology / Brain Tumor Program, our doctors and scientists are making new discoveries about brain and nervous system tumors, and are developing novel therapies to treat them. The Program integrates scientific discoveries from our laboratories with clinical research and trials, in our effort to offer more effective and less toxic therapies for brain and other nervous system cancers.
Current research projects include:
- Using immunotherapy in combination with radiation therapy and chemotherapy to help the patient’s immune system recognize and fight brain tumors
- Using fluorescence imaging during surgery to improve the neurosurgeon’s ability to find and remove all cancerous tissue
- Basic research into how brain tumors form, the genes and processes involved, and the ways those processes can be interrupted through treatment
- Clinical trials of new therapies