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Brain Tumor Treatment

  • Einstein's brain tumor program brings dedicated specialists from multiple disciplines together to develop and implement the most appropriate treatment plan for your specific needs. Our team provides skilled and compassionate care, using technologies such as minimally invasive procedures to attack your tumor.

    Some of the brain tumors we treat include:

    • Pituitary Tumors - in the pituitary gland, which makes most of the body's hormones
    • Cranial Base Tumors - in the base of the skull, which controls the sensory functions
    • Metastatic Cancers - cancers that started in the brain and spread to other parts of the body

    CANCER CARE PROVIDED BY A TEAM OF EXPERTS

    Our cancer team helps you and your family understand the various phases of care and answer any questions you may have.

    Your brain tumor team will meet regularly to discuss your progress and test results. They will make recommendations and update your care plan to ensure your best outcome.

    Medical Oncologist 
    William Tester, MD, FACP

    Radiation Oncologists 
    Kenneth Zeitzer, MD, FACRO
    Anudh Jain, MD
    Angelica Montesano, MD, FACRO

    Surgeons 
    Mark Kotapka, MD

    RADIATION THERAPY FOR BRAIN TUMORS

    Radiation therapy directs high-energy beams to shrink cancer cells and tumors. We offer options using the Varian Trilogy linear accelerator (LINAC) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS).

    SURGICAL OPTIONS FOR BRAIN TUMORS

    We use video-assisted techniques to identify the full extent of your cancer and offer both traditional and minimally invasive surgical techniques. Some of our proven surgical treatments include:

    • Endoscopy - removal of the tumor through small holes in the skull using an endoscope, a tiny telescope with a camera and tools to perform surgery
    • Frameless stereotaxy - the use of fiducial, or highly targeted, markers to create a three dimensional map of the brain that allows doctors to find their precise targets
    • Microsurgery - surgery using a microscope to examine the brain tissue, remove the tumor and leave healthy tissue intact
    • Stereotaxy - surgery using narrow beams of radiation therapy, such as Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) and Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)

    ACCESS TO CLINICAL TRIALS

    Our ongoing program of clinical trials may provide you the opportunity to take advantage of experimental drugs that offer new or improved cancer treatments.

    Learn if you qualify to participate in one of our clinical trials.

    Locations

    Cancer Center at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
    5501 Old York Road
    Braemer Heart Building - 1st Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19141
    Phone: 215-456-3880
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    Cancer Center at Center One
    9880 Bustleton Avenue
    Suite 332
    Philadelphia, PA 19115
    Phone: 215-827-1570
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  • Questions? Call Us:

    1.800.346.7834

    Accreditation & Partnerships


    Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
    National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

    Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia

    American Society for Radiation Oncology
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