Brain Cancer

Brain tumors are the result of abnormal growth of cells in the tissues of the brain. There are several types of brain tumors, with gliomas being the most serious. More than 22,000 cases of brain cancer were diagnosed in 2009.

For more information, visit the National Cancer Institute’s page on brain tumors: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/brain/

Treatment at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

The UAB Comprehensive Cancer is recognized nationwide as a leader in the fields of brain tumor treatment and research. Brain tumor patients at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center are seen in the center’s neuro-oncology clinic, which is comprised of physicians dedicated to treating brain cancer and metastases to the central nervous system with the latest technology. The clinic offers physicians who are specialists in oncology, hematology, surgical oncology and radiation oncology and work with specialists in other areas of care when necessary to provide a comprehensive approach to treatment.

About the Neuro-Oncology Clinic

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The experience

Our team of brain cancer experts

Neuro-Oncology Clinic:

The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital 5th Floor

2000 6th Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35233

(205) 996-6387

Brain Cancer Research at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is a nationally recognized leader in the field of brain cancer research. The center is one of only five institutions in the nation to hold a SPORE (Specialized Program of Research Excellence) grant in brain cancer. These highly prestigious grants are designed to move research findings quickly and safely from the laboratory to the clinical setting. One of the Cancer Center’s most innovative treatments for brain tumors is the use of chlorotoxin, a venom found in the stinger of the giant Israeli scorpion, which has been shown to be quite effective in killing glioma cells.

Clinical Trials

Our Discoveries

 

Related Services at UAB

UAB Department of Neurology

UAB Department of Surgery

UAB Radiation Oncology

UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Support & Resources

CarePages

UAB Medicine

UAB School of Medicine

 

Support Groups

Brain Buddies

 

Brain Cancer Resources

National Cancer Institute

American Cancer Society

National Brain Tumor Foundation

To Become a Patient

UAB HealthFinder can connect you to the service you need. You can access HealthFinder by calling (205) 934-9999 or toll-free 1-800-UAB-8816  or you can make your appointment online.

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