Mayo Clinic's brain tumor experts provide comprehensive care for more than 3,000 adults and children with common or rare brain tumors each year.
- Teamwork. Mayo Clinic's world-renowned brain tumor specialists work together with other specialists to deliver the most appropriate treatment for each person. Your brain tumor treatment team may involve neuroradiologists, neuropathologists, neurosurgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, neurologists, rehabilitation specialists and other professionals as needed.
- The latest techniques and technology. Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons perform more than 1,000 brain tumor surgeries each year using the latest technological advances available to them, including computer-assisted brain surgery, intraoperative MRI, awake brain surgery and lasers. Advanced brain tumor imaging invented at Mayo Clinic, magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) and related slip interface imaging, provides a clearer picture of the firmness and attachment of brain tumors to surrounding healthy tissues, reducing uncertainty before going into surgery.
- Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, recognizing scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. It is one of only four U.S. cancer centers to receive a National Cancer Institute-sponsored Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant for brain cancer research.
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