Diseases We Treat
- Brain Tumor
- Spinal Tumor
The Neuro-Oncology department provides state-of-the-art treatment for patients with cancers of the brain and nervous system. Physicians in the department also provide expert care for patients that endure neurologic complications from cancer or cancer therapies. We care for more than 500 new patients with brain tumors each year.
Our team of skilled and experienced physicians participates in a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care — neurologists treat central and peripheral nervous system conditions that may affect cancer patients, while neuropsychologists diagnose and treat cognitive and behavioral effects of cancer, or help patients learn ways to minimize cancer's impact on their quality of life. In addition, physicians in the department work with neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, neuropathologists and neuroradiologists to plan a course of treatment that is unique and comprehensive for each patient. The physicians treat patients that are battling central nervous system tumors, including gliomas (glioblastoma multiforme, astrocytoma, brainstem glioma, ependymoma, oligodendroglioma), meningioma, vestibular schwannoma, central nervous system lymphoma, metastatic disease to the brain and spine, or primary spinal cord tumors.
Physicians in Neuro-Oncology also specialize in genetic disorders. Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow in the nervous system. The Neurofibromatosis Working Group provides exceptional care and treatment for patients with the disorder. It also works to translate laboratory advances into improved treatments for these patients. The group is a collaborative effort that includes Neuro-Oncology, Neurosurgery, and Investigational Cancer Therapeutics.
BY Nicole Adams
May 22, 2017
I was a just a young, 20-year-old in college student when the symptoms began. In early November 2005, I started having bad headaches and dizzy spells, and my ears became sensitive to sound. My local physician ordered an MRI and EKG.
On Dec. 16, I met with a neurologist to get the results. He told me I had a brain tumor and would need surgery to remove it. Later that afternoon, I met with the surgeon. He explained everything and...
The Neuro-Oncology Fellowship program provides intense, comprehensive training in the management of primary brain tumors and neurological complications of cancer. Our overall goal is to cultivate the careers of young physician-scientists to become leaders in the field of neuro-oncology.
The two-year fellowship program is carefully, but flexibly designed to accommodate the individual needs of candidates aiming at either clinical practice or academic positions upon completion of training.
The application cycle will begin Oct. 2, 2017, for fellowship positions starting on July 1, 2019.
The MD Anderson postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology is a structured two-year fellowship which provides competency-based postdoctoral training in clinical neuropsychology appropriate for those seeking to pursue ABPP Board specialization in Clinical Neuropsychology. The Fellowship is accredited by the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN). As a member of APPCN, selection of candidates is conducted through the National Match hosted by NMS.
The Neuro-Oncology academic offices are located in the John Mendelsohn Faculty Center, Floor 7. Get customized directions using our Access system.
1400 Holcombe Blvd.
Room FC7.3000, Unit 431
Houston, TX 77030
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Neuro-Oncology
P.O. Box 301402
Houston, TX 77230-1402