Neuro Oncology is an important and developing field of Neuroscience, that primarily deals with diagnosis and treatment of Spine tumors and complication of systemic cancer. Other topics of interest and research are Molecular Genetics, Paraneoplastic Diseases, Epilepsy and Neurotoxicity (both central and peripheral).
The Neuro Oncology team at RGCI & RC, seeks to offer patients and their families a full spectrum of innovative, advanced treatments with a coordinated, team-bases approach dedicated to maximizing quality of life. The team focuses on spinal cord tumors, including glibolastoma and other gliomas, primary central nervous system lymphoma and metastases. They are also expert in managing the neurologic complication of cancer and its treatment. The team of neurosurgeon, neurologist, radiation oncologist, nurses, social workers, nutritionists, and others work to care patients, to achieve higher cure rates and longer survival, and to chart the course of treatment for patients.
The Neuro Oncology medical staff at RGCI & RC, specializes in using modern neuro imaging techniques such as positron emission tomography (PET scanning), functional magnetic resonance imaging (FMRI) and stereotaxy to ensure the most accurate diagnostic biopsies and maximal resection of benign and malignant primary and metastatic tumors of brain, spine, and peripheral nerves.
Pediatric brain tumors are treated by multidisciplinary group including pediatric oncologist, radiation oncologist and neurosurgeon.