Brain Tumor Treatment Centers

MD Anderson Cancer Center, The University of Texas

Brain and Spine Center

1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas, 77030, United States

Phone number:

855-399-9224

Street address:

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Additional Information:

Data for this institution collected in 2020.

Accreditations:

  • National Cancer Institute Designation: Yes
  • Nurse Magnet Status: Yes
  • Academic Affiliation: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

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:
  • 7 Neuro-oncologists or Medical Oncologists specializing in brain/spine tumors
  • 14 Brain Neurosurgeons
  • 4 Spine Neurosurgeons
  • [no data] Radiation Oncologists
  • [no data] Neuropathologists

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

  • >500 Primary tumor patients
  • >700 Metastatic (Secondary) tumor patients

Number of Adult Patients Treated with Surgery Annually:

  • >300 Primary brain tumor patients
  • >100 Metastatic (Secondary) brain tumor patients
  • >60 Primary spine tumor patients
  • >60 Metastatic (Secondary) spine tumor patients
  • >100 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:

Imaging Treatments and Technologies:

  • Intraoperative MRI
  • MRI Spectroscopy
  • Perfusion MRI

Radiation Treatments and Technologies:

  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Proton Therapy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Surgical Treatments and Technologies:

  • Awake Craniotomy
  • Brain Mapping
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

Clinical Trials:

Investigational treatments (or other interventions) available for the categories below:
  • Low Grade Glioma
  • Metastatic Brain Tumors
  • Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma
  • Other Malignant Glioma
  • Recurrent Glioblastoma

Other:

  • Recurrent anaplastic astrocytoma

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 nurse
  • Brain tumor board
  • Brain tumor support group
  • Caregiver support services
  • Financial assistance services
  • Inpatient/Outpatient rehabilitation
  • Molecular testing
  • Neurological Intensive Care Unit (Neuro ICU)
  • Neuropsychological evaluation and/or cognitive rehabilitation
  • Oncology social worker
  • Palliative care
  • Survivorship services
  • Transportation services

Last updated February 25, 2022