Brain Tumors: Find Your Best Outcome
When you have a brain tumor, choose UVA:
- The only comprehensive neuro-oncology program in Virginia
- Where brain tumor treatment is all we do — unlike most hospitals, we have renowned neuro-oncologists who only focus on brain tumors, giving them unparalleled experience
- A leader in major national clinical trials, giving you potential life-saving options not available elsewhere in the region
- Where your unique case benefits from in-depth review by a whole team of experts
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Life-Saving Care for Brain Tumor Patients
For Debbie, getting diagnosed with a brain tumor was devastating.
But the story didn't end there.
Watch this video about how coming to UVA gave her a chance to live — and to have the baby she'd always wanted.
Brain Tumor Research
Glioblastoma has a reputation for being the deadliest of brain cancers, a disease that rapidly spreads with no avail until now. UVA’s Benjamin W. Purow, MD, has identified an enzyme that appears to control multiple signaling pathways in glioblastoma cells – an enzyme that can shut down those pathways and potentially help save lives.
Join a Clinical Trial
Trials for Malignant Tumors
We have several new clinical trials for patients with malignant brain tumors.
UVA, in conjunction with Harvard Medical School, is now offering a new clinical trial for patients with recurrent high-grade glioma (glioblastoma and anaplastic glioma) using a new angiopoietin-neutralizing agent AMG386 with and without bevacizumab (Avastin®).
Trial for Gliomas, Glioblastomas
We are conducting a phase I clinical trial of an anti-angiogenic, anti-endoglin antibody in conjunction with bevacizumab in patients with recurrent anaplastic gliomas and glioblastomas.
- Drs. James Larner, David Schiff (left) and Mark Shaffrey were all named in the latest edition of America’s Top Doctors; all were also listed in the companion America’s Top Doctors for Cancer.
- UVA is ranked as one of the top cancer centers in the country by U.S. News & World Report
- UVA is one of only two National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Clinical Cancer Centers in Virginia. To be recognized by the NCI, a center must have a substantial portfolio of cancer research support and a scientific staff recognized for its cancer research skills in a wide array of scientific areas.
A Team Approach to Treating Brain Tumors
Treatment From Every Angle
Our team — which includes surgeons, medical oncologists, pathologists, nurses, social workers, nutritionists and more — meets regularly to discuss each patient’s care plan and improve patient care.
We hold biweekly Tumor Boards, where your doctor meets with other neuro-oncology experts to discuss the best way to approach your individual case.
Healing & Practical Support
We assess and treat other problems related to brain tumors, including:
- Changes in memory, speech, personality or emotions
- Challenges with work and school
- Difficulties with insurance
Find a variety of support services for people with brain tumors.