Brain Tumor Treatments
Our team — which includes surgeons, medical oncologists, pathologists, nurses, social workers, nutritionists and more — works to care for patients and chart the course for treatment. Our array of advanced options allows us to work with you to determine the best course of treatment for you after you have been diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
UVA physicians pioneered the use of Gamma Knife. This powerful instrument directs precise radiation to tumors in the brain without performing brain surgery.
Optune for Glioblastoma
Tested at UVA and other sites in clinical trials, Optune, available to newly diagnosed patients, treats this most deadly form of brain cancer with electrodes that produce tumor-treatment fields. Learn about the effectiveness of the Optune device.
IMRIS Therapy Suite
This powerful imaging tool allows neurosurgeons to see the results of an operation mid-procedure, so they can instantly evaluate brain tumor removals.
This technology minimizes the risk of brain damage, using high-definition optics and a navigation system similar to a GPS to reach growths normally considered inoperable. This can be a safe, effective approach to brain surgery.
Skull Base & Pituitary Programs
We offer a range of chemotherapy, radiation and other approaches to address brain tumors.