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UCLA Brain and Nervous System Cancer Services

At UCLA, comprehensive care for brain and nervous system cancer is provided through the Division of Neuro-Oncology.

The Division of Neuro-Oncology

Patients of UCLA's Division of Neuro-Oncolgy benefit from customized treatment plans, provided by a multi-disciplinary team of experts available in the areas of:

  • Medical Oncology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Biology
  • Genetics
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Neuropathology
  • Computer Science

This team of experts are leaders not only in defining state-of-the-art care, but are also intimately involved in the design of novel clinical trials including investigations of antiangiogenesis agents, signal transduction inhibitors, novel radiation sensitizers, immune-based therapies, gene therapies, biologic agents and blood brain barrier delivery systems. State-of-the-art surgical facilities, including an operative MRI suite, allow for optimal tumor removal while ensuring maintenance of neurologic function.

In addition, the Division offers a wide variety of support services. Patients and their caregivers have access to extensive clinical social care services, including dedicated clinical social workers and educational materials to help inform patients and family members about this disease and available treatment options.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are carefully controlled research studies in which cancer patients help doctors and scientists find ways to improve health and cancer care, and to make sure the treatments are safe and effective. Each study is designed to address and answer specific scientific questions and to find better ways to prevent, diagnose or treat cancer. A clinical trial is one of the final stages resulting from the research conducted during intensive and lengthy laboratory studies.

If you are interested in finding out more about these studies, search our listings of currently open clinical trials.

Additional Resources

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Last updated: 5/18/2010 3:32:34 PM