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. "For information on our open Clinical Trials, call Jennifer Serventi, our clinical research coordinator, at (585) 276-3971 or view our open clinical trials. For more information on our neurosurgery program, please click here.