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.