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The Stephen E. and Catherine Pappas Center for Neuro-Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital cares for adult patients with tumors of the nervous system as well as neurologic complications of cancer.
Our multidisciplinary group of brain, spine and nerve cancer experts will develop and implement an integrated, care plan personalized for each patient. Depending on the stage and other characteristics of a patient’s cancer, treatment may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or a combination of these therapies. Many clinical trials are also offered through our program.
In addition to our neurosurgeons, the staff at the Pappas Center includes:
Members of your care team meet regularly with you and your referring physician to ensure clear communication and seamless coordination of care.
Our surgeons have extensive experience treating brain tumors while minimizing damage to surrounding structures. Advanced surgical techniques include:
We offer the full spectrum of conventional care as well as promising new therapies to ensure patients get the best treatment possible. Available services include:
Visit the Pappas Center website in Mass General's Cancer Center for more information.
Acoustic neurinoma, also referred to as acoustic neuroma or vestibular schwannoma, is a non-cancerous tumor that may develop from an overproduction of Schwann cells that press on the hearing and balance nerves in the inner ear.
A brain tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue in the brain. The tumor can either originate in the brain itself, or come from another part of the body and travel to the brain (metastasize). Brain tumors may be classified as either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous), depending on their behavior.
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Stephen E. and Catherine Pappas Center for Neuro-Oncology
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