Brain Tumor Treatment Centers

UT Health

UTHealth Neurosciences

6400 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas, 77030, United States

Phone number:

713-486-8000

Street address:

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Additional Information:

Data for this institution collected in 2020.

Accreditations:

  • National Cancer Institute Designation: No
  • Nurse Magnet Status: No
  • Academic Affiliation: UT Health McGovern Medical School

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:
  • 4 Neuro-oncologists or Medical Oncologists specializing in brain/spine tumors
  • 9 Brain Neurosurgeons
  • 5 Spine Neurosurgeons
  • 2 Radiation Oncologists
  • 0 Neuropathologists

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

  • 1,495 Primary tumor patients
  • 534 Metastatic (Secondary) tumor patients

Number of Adult Patients Treated with Surgery Annually:

  • 464 Primary brain tumor patients
  • 199 Metastatic (Secondary) brain tumor patients
  • 35 Primary spine tumor patients
  • 23 Metastatic (Secondary) spine tumor patients
  • 98 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:

  • MRI Spectroscopy

Radiation Treatments and Technologies:

  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Surgical Treatments and Technologies:

  • Awake Craniotomy
  • Brain Mapping
  • Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT)

Clinical Trials:

Investigational treatments (or other interventions) available for the categories below:
  • Metastatic Brain Tumors
  • Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma
  • Recurrent 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 nurse
  • Brain tumor board
  • Brain tumor support group
  • Caregiver support services
  • Discounted lodging
  • Financial assistance services
  • Inpatient/Outpatient rehabilitation
  • Neurological Intensive Care Unit (Neuro ICU)
  • Neuropsychological evaluation and/or cognitive rehabilitation
  • Oncology social worker
  • Palliative care
  • Transportation services

Last updated December 8, 2021