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The Neuro-Oncology Program at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center provides optimal clinical care for primary and secondary brain tumor patients.

Clinical Overview

Clinical interests of the division of neuro-oncology include the treatment of brain tumors (such as glioblastoma, astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, meningioma, medulloblastoma), metastatic central nervous system tumors (brain metastases, spinal cord metastases, spinal fluid or leptomeningeal metastases), and radiation necrosis.

Our Team

UNC Cancer Care and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have assembled a team of expert specialists in the fields of neurosurgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, neuropathology, neuroradiology, and endocrinology. Our focus is on providing our patients the best care that uses the latest advances driven by scientific and clinical discoveries. The Neuro-Oncology Division also has a highly active, laboratory-based as well as clinical research enterprise.

Our Approach

We use a multidisciplinary approach to ensure both efficiency in diagnosing and treating patients and development of an optimal treatment plan. Our program offers the most up-to-date advances in diagnostic tools, surgical techniques, and medical and radiation therapies and access to the latest clinical trials.

Our Research

The Neuro-Oncology Division is composed of both clinical and research arms.

The clinical arm is focused on providing:

  • Diagnoses, treatment, and care of patients with tumors that impact the brain, spinal cord and patients with neurocutaneous syndromes
  • Care of brain tumor survivors

The research arm aims to translate lab discoveries of researchers to treat primary brain tumors, secondary or metastatic brain tumors, cancer survivorship and cancer healthcare disparities.

Location and Hours

The clinic is held every Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The first Wednesday of every month is dedicated to pituitary tumors.

The clinic is located on the second floor of the N.C. Basnight Cancer Hospital.