Metastatic brain tumors are tumors that spread to the brain from a primary tumor elsewhere in the body. Some patients have a single tumor in the brain that is easily removed at surgery. Other patients have multiple tumors in all parts of the brain.
At the CTRC, metastatic brain tumor patients receive care from a team made up of a partnership between our neuro-oncology team and our oncology team, whose members care for the primary tumor elsewhere in the body.
Why choose the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) for brain tumors?
The CTRC, a cancer center with a multidisciplinary approach is tailor-made for the complex diagnosis and treatment plans required to help someone with a metastatic brain tumor. The CTRC care team includes:
- Neurosurgeons, who specialize in cancer-related surgery
- Radiation oncologists, who specialize in the treatment of brain tumors
- Neuro-oncologists, who are specially trained medical oncologists with certification in neuro-oncology
- Neuropathologists, who are doctors specializing in brain tumor pathology
- Neuro-radiologists, who specializing in brain and spine imaging
- Rehabilitation and physiotherapy teams
- Social workers
- Palliative care experts
When you come to the CTRC, you’ll receive a comprehensive evaluation and your cancer diagnosis will be discussed by our team at one of our regularly conducted cancer conferences.
Clinical trials at the CTRC
Clinical trials are a major focus area at the CTRC. Because we are a cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), you can be assured that you’re in the right place if a clinical trial is a treatment option that makes sense for your diagnosis. Our staff has the expertise to help you through all phases of a clinical trial. The CTRC also offers experimental treatments and first-in-human clinical trials under special programs for patients who qualify for such treatment options, whether you’ve just been diagnosed or you’ve received other treatments already.
Make an appointment
To request an appointment with our team or to make a referral to one of our physicians, please call the CTRC main number: (210) 450-1000 or 800-340-2872 or email CTRCReferral@uthscsa.edu.