Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors

Abramson Cancer Center offers the most modern and comprehensive diagnostic tools and treatment options for brain and spinal cord tumors.

Our approach to the diagnosis and treatment of brain and spinal cord tumors provides better outcomes and gives you access to the most advanced treatment, surgical techniques and clinical trials. Our neuro-oncology team within Penn Medicine's Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors Program work together to create personalized treatment plans tailored to the unique needs of every patient with tumors of the central nervous system (CNS).

Brain and spinal cord tumors are tumors that are formed by the abnormal growth of cells that may begin in different areas of the brain or spinal cord. The brain and spinal cord make up the CNS. Our neuro-oncology team works closely to ensure your brain or spinal cord tumor is treated with the highest caliber of care.

Oncology Patient Navigators

Every step of cancer treatment, from a diagnosis and treatment, to forming a survivorship plan, comes with different needs and issues that should be addressed. 

Oncology patient navigators are committed to making sure every patient experience is as comfortable as possible. They are experts in navigating complex health care situations and serve as a consistent point of contact and a reliable source for advice, support and direction for patients and families.