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Brain Tumor Treatment Centers

Maine Medical Center

Maine Medical Center Brain Tumor Program

22 Bramhall Street, Portland, Maine, 04102, United States

Phone number:

207-662-2297

Street address:

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Website:

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Additional Information:

This program meets 7/7 of the Guiding Principles for CNS Tumor Treatment Programs.

Institution part of Maine Health.

Data for this program collected in 2023.

Accreditations:

  • National Cancer Institute Designation: No
  • Nurse Magnet Status: Yes
  • Academic Affiliation: Tufts University School of Medicine’s Maine Track

Number of Full-Time Physicians:

Number of full-time physicians in this treatment program who dedicate at least 40% of their clinical practice to the treatment of adult patients diagnosed with brain and/or spine tumors:
  • 1 Neuro-oncologists or Medical Oncologists specializing in brain/spine tumors
  • 2 Brain Neurosurgeons
  • 5 Spine Neurosurgeons
  • 5 Radiation Oncologists
  • 2 Neuropathologists

Number of Adult Patients Treated for Brain and/or Spine Tumors Annually:

  • ~85 Primary tumor patients
  • ~75 Metastatic (Secondary) tumor patients

Number of Adult Patients Treated with Surgery Annually:

  • ~70 Primary brain tumor patients
  • ~75 Metastatic (Secondary) brain tumor patients
  • ~5 Primary spine tumor patients
  • ~10 Metastatic (Secondary) spine tumor patients
  • ~5 Skull base tumor patients

Specialized Treatments and Technologies Available:

Identifies whether the following treatment options are offered either at this institution or at an affiliated center.

Available:

Drug:

  • Immunotherapy
  • Intrathecal chemotherapy
  • Targeted therapy

Imaging Treatments and Technologies:

  • fMRI
  • MRI Spectroscopy
  • MRI Tractography
  • Perfusion MRI
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

Other:

  • EEG
  • Tumor treating fields (TTF)

Radiation Treatments and Technologies:

  • Hippocampal avoidance (for WBRT)
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Surgical Treatments and Technologies:

  • Awake Craniotomy
  • Brain Mapping
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Fluorescence-guided surgery
  • Intraoperative MRI
  • Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

Clinical Trials:

Investigational treatments (or other interventions) available for the categories below:
  • Low Grade Glioma
  • Meningioma
  • Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma

Support Services Available:

Identifies whether the following clinical and non-clinical support services are offered either at this institution or at an affiliated center.

Available:

  • Advanced practice registered nurse
  • Brain tumor board
  • Brain tumor support group
  • Caregiver support services
  • Case manager
  • Certified neuro registered nurse
  • CNS tumor educational resources
  • Discounted lodging
  • Fellowship-trained neuro-oncologist
  • Financial aid services
  • Inpatient rehabilitation
  • Molecular testing
  • Neurological Intensive Care Unit (Neuro ICU)
  • Neuropsychology services for CNS tumor patients
  • Nurse Navigator
  • Oncology social worker
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation
  • Palliative care
  • Survivorship services
  • Transportation services

Last updated June 5, 2023