Brain and Spine Cancer Treatments at Wilmot.

At the Wilmot Cancer Center, you will find the region’s most advanced treatments for brain and spine cancer.

Wilmot also offers a more advanced method of planning your treatment: We discuss each patient’s case in a multidisciplinary tumor board, where surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and neuropathologists all meet together to plan your care.

As a result, you receive care that is customized to your cancer, planned by a team of doctors that specializes in brain and spine cancer care.

Chemotherapy is often used along with surgery and/or radiation to kill tumor cells or prevent them from growing.

Craniotomy is an open surgery providing direct access to the brain so a tumor can be removed.

Radiation therapy uses photon energy generated by a linear accelerator to treat brain or spine tumors.

Stereotactic biopsy uses 3-dimensional image guidance to extract a small piece of brain tissue for diagnosis.

Stereotactic radiosurgery delivers radiation in one dose using a 3-dimensional coordinate system to more accurately target the tumor and to protect healthy tissue.

Transsphenoidal tumor resection is a minimally invasive surgery often used to remove tumors of the pituitary gland.

Other Cancer-Related Clinics