Central Nervous System
As a patient of the Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute, you receive care from expert physicians who use the most innovative approaches to treat benign and malignant tumors of the central nervous system, including brain and spinal cord tumors. With the strength of our vigorous research programs, you have access to new clinical trials and therapies.
Our cancer care team coordinates your personalized treatment plan every step of the way, supporting your challenges, keeping your spirits up, listening to your concerns and strengthening your overall wellbeing.
Our neuro-oncologists treat conditions, including:
- Benign/malignant brain and spinal cord tumors
- Metastatic tumors
- Neuro-endocrine tumors
- Carcinomatous meningitis
- Para-neoplastic syndromes
- Pituitary adenomas
- Neurological complications of systemic cancer
- Paraneoplastic syndromes
- Neurological late effects of cancer treatment
The Cancer Institute also offers programs for a number of complex and rare subtypes of cancer, including:
Why the Cancer Institute?
Cancer Institute doctors are among the most experienced specialists in the country, and we develop treatment plans based on years of expertise and evidence-based success. Our team includes surgical oncologists (doctors who remove cancer through surgery), radiation oncologists (doctors who use radiation to treat cancer), medical oncologists (doctors who use specialized drugs to treat cancer), and radiologists (doctors who use imaging to diagnose cancer).
Our scientists and physicians continually research new treatments and cures that allow us to bring medical discoveries from the laboratory directly to you. These breakthroughs help us to improve cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
We provide extensive cancer care at our seven hospitals and more than 40 Cancer Institute locations nestled within many western Pennsylvania communities, as well as in Erie, West Virginia and Ohio. This vast network allows us to give you exceptional cancer care and the comfort, security and convenience of being close to home.
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