Hamilton Health Sciences

Neuro-Oncology Disease Site Team

The Juravinski Cancer Centre's Neuro-Oncology team is committed to providing optimal evidence-based care to patients who are diagnosed with or suspected of having central nervous system tumours. These are tumours that involve the brain and spinal cord and include both malignant and benign tumours.

Patients are seen in our multidisciplinary clinic which has representation from medical oncology, radiation oncology, neurosurgery and oncology nursing.  Our team is committed to providing state-of-the-art individualized care. We are also actively involved in clinical trials and research and patients may have the option to participate in these studies if there is an opportunity.
Supportive Care Services such as social work, mental health, nutrition, drug access facilitator, pain and symptom management, spiritual and religious care and palliative care are also available and accessible to patients and their families at any point during their care journey.

The Neuro-Oncology Team at the JCC is committed to applying evidence-based best practices and standards according to Cancer Care Ontario's Program in Evidence Based Care to all patient care plans.

Individualized care plans may include one or more of the following:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy - including Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), which is a new technique that focuses the radiation on the tumour and preserves the surrounding normal tissues, during the usual 3 to 6 weeks of treatment
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Radiation Therapy SRT) are very focused techniques for small tumours where the radiation can be given in one (SRS) or several (SRT) treatments
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