Brain Tumor Center at Jefferson Health
The Jefferson Brain Tumor Center of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center provides a multidisciplinary approach to treating brain tumors, giving patients access to care all in one place and during one visit. Combining expertise in Radiation Oncology, Neurosurgery and Medical Oncology, their Center physicians provide exceptional care and access to the latest protocols for patients coping with this life-threatening diagnosis.
The Center specializes in innovative treatments for Malignant Gliomas involving taking the patient’s own tumor cells at surgery, treating them with an investigational new drug (an antisense molecule) designed to shut down a targeted surface receptor protein, and re-implanting the cells in the patient’s abdomen. Compared to treatment alternatives for tumor recurrence, including a boost of further radiation and more chemotherapy, this treatment represents potentially greater benefit with fewer risks.