The division of neuro-oncology consists of a multidisciplinary team of neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, neuroradiologists, and neuropathologists, all devoted to the care and treatment of patients with brain tumors and neurologic complications of systemic cancers.
Medical therapy is an integral part of treatment for patients with brain tumors and includes conventional chemotherapy as well as the use of novel, experimental therapies that are designed to destroy tumors that cannot be removed by surgery or radiation therapy. Neuro-oncologists oversee this part of the treatment plan for patients with brain tumors. In addition, they take care of the medical and neurologic problems that many patients with brain tumors develop, including seizures, infections, and emotional problems.
Our division currently offers a one- or two-year fellowship in neuro-oncology.
Our neuro-oncology program is a leading member of the New Approaches to Brain Tumor Therapy Consortium, one of the two national brain tumor clinical cooperative groups that are supported by the National Cancer Institute to study new, experimental treatments for patients with malignant brain tumors. This provides our program with access to the latest information and the latest medications — often long before these become available to the general medical community.
For general questions about the division, contact:
UAB Division of Neuro-Oncology
510 20th Street South, FOT 1020
Birmingham, Alabama 35294
For patient appointments, contact:
The Kirklin Clinic
For urgent physician referrals, contact: