Departments and specialties

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.


Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, giving you access to new developments and treatments for spinal tumors. Mayo Clinic also participates in several regional, national and international cooperative groups and collaborations devoted to cancer research. Mayo Clinic's research on spinal tumors includes finding ways to:

  • Use technology for earlier diagnosis and to improve surgical techniques for tumor removal
  • Avoid late complications related to tumor removal and identify which tumors are safe to monitor rather than remove
  • Best treat astrocytoma, a type of intramedullary spinal tumor

Read about research activities in Mayo Clinic's Neuro-Oncology Program.


See a list of publications about vertebral tumors by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.