Neuro-Oncology Program Our Services
Patients of the Neuro-Oncology Program have access to the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options available. Supportive care is also available through the CompleteLife Program whose staff compassionately support and educate our patients by tending to the emotional, social, and spiritual needs of our patients.
Brain and nervous system tumor diagnosis may be aided by one or more of the following tools:
- magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and PET scanning to take detailed pictures of the body to look for cancer cells
- stereotactic needle biopsy to remove a sample of abnormal tissue with a needle, guided by a scanning device, for examination under a microscope
Treatment options for brain and nervous system tumors include one or more of the following, based on the most current treatment recommendations and the needs of the patient:
IU Simon Cancer Center patients have access to all standard treatment therapies and, for those who qualify, clinical trials for care options not yet available elsewhere. Information is also available about ongoing clinical studies elsewhere in the United States.