Brain and Spine Tumors

Patients who come to the Siteman Cancer Center for treatment of brain tumors or spinal tumors are seen by a team of Washington University Physicians – medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons, radiologists, supportive care specialists and a health psychologist.

Weekly, members of our team meet to discuss patient cases. Through this multidisciplinary approach, physicians in different clinical areas discuss the best way to treat individual cases. Expertise of the neuro-oncology group covers neurosurgery, neurology, neuro-oncology, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, radiation oncology, ophthalmology and otolaryngology.

Our program’s research efforts and leadership are directly impacting the advancement of brain and spinal cord tumor treatment, propelling it forward every day. We lead clinical trials that push innovation thresholds. We develop emerging therapies that create opportunities. We collaborate to dramatically improve patients’ quality of life.

Surgery for brain tumors

When surgery is required, advanced brain mapping allows extremely precise brain tumor removal without damaging adjacent sensitive structures for the best long-term outcomes.


Radiation therapy for brain tumors

Siteman is a leader in using shorter radiation durations than the national average with the same outcomes.

Radiation therapy

Medical therapy for brain tumors

Patients with brain and spinal tumors can benefit from chemotherapy.

Medical therapy
Brain Our Approach

The Siteman Approach

Our brain tumor and spinal tumor treatment team provides state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment strategies for patients with newly diagnosed or recurrent tumors.

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Cancer Types

Symptoms and risk

Learn what the most common symptoms of brain tumors are. There are few known risk factors for brain and spinal tumors.

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Brain Tumor Imaging

Diagnosis and grading

The determination of benign versus malignant is important. Tumors in the brain may be primary or metastatic.

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