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Brain Tumor: Conditions & Treatments

Patients who choose the Comprehensive Brain Tumor Program at UC Irvine Health for the treatment of brain, central nervous system or pituitary conditions place their trust in a team renowned for its experience and expertise.

Conditions and tumor types

Our skilled team of neuro-oncologists and neurosurgeons, as well as specialists in radiation oncology, neuropathology, neuroradiology and neuropsychology, are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with all neurological tumor types, including:

At UC Irvine Health, we tailor treatments for all neurological tumors to the individual patient and their specific tumor type.

Surgical treatment

If a surgical approach is recommended, our neurosurgeons use the latest image-guided and minimally invasive technologies, including intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), minimally invasive skull-base endoscopy and the BrainPath® neuroimaging and neurosurgery system.

These allow the brain tumor team to perform the most delicate cranial and skull base diagnostic procedures and surgeries with exacting precision. The BrainPath system, in particular, makes it possible to remove previously inoperable deep-seated tumors and blood clots.

Surgeries are coordinated in a team-centered approach among neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists and otolaryngologists.

Other treatment options

We may also recommend other options depending on patient's diagnosis. These include:
  • Chemotherapy tailored to individual tumor type
  • Brain tumor vaccine immunotherapy
  • Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)
  • Novo-TTF(Novocure) electric field therapy

Additional services

Our patients may be eligible for a number of clinical trials we have underway. 

Learn more about our clinical trials ›

We also treat our patients for short- and long-term complications that can result from radiation and chemotherapy. In addition, we manage any neurological complications.

Our team is committed to monitoring and improving the quality of life for all our patients. We collaborate closely with them, their loved ones and caregivers to achieve the best results.

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For more information or to make an appointment, please call 714-456-8000 or email us. A team physician will respond within 24 hours.

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