Breakthrough the Darkness

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The Penn Brain Tumor Center treats all types of brain tumors - regardless of the tumor's stage. Few health systems have access to the scope of brain tumor treatments available at Penn Medicine. The Penn Brain Tumor Center provides innovative surgical and non-surgical options for complex and inoperable brain tumors of all types, including:

  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Brain cancer (metastatic)
  • Cranial- or skull-based
  • Glioblastoma (GBM)
  • Glioma
  • Meningioma
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Pituitary
  • Schwannoma

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The Most Advanced Treatment Options

Penn Medicine offers the region's most comprehensive treatments - including proton therapy - for benign (non-cancerous) and malignant tumors originating in the brain, as well as metastatic brain cancer:



Proton Therapy

Proton therapy is a form of external beam radiotherapy in which protons (hydrogen atoms from which the electrons have been removed) are directed at a tumor site.



CyberKnife is a noninvasive alternative to surgery for treating cancerous and noncancerous tumors anywhere in the body.

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Gamma Knife Perfexion™

Gamma Knife Perfexion therapy is one of the most precise, powerful and proven treatments for brain disorders.



Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is an advanced type of radiotherapy uses a computer-controlled device to deliver precise doses of radiation to specific areas within the tumors.



In most cases, the first step in brain tumor treatment is to surgically remove as much of the tumor as possible without affecting normal brain tissue or function.

Experienced Brain Tumor Team

When considering where to be treated for a brain tumor, the experience of the team is of utmost importance. Penn's neurosurgeons are among the most skilled and recognized in the world. They work in a multidisciplinary team setting and collaborate with other experienced specialists to offer complete care.


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Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with a brain tumor? If so, you likely have many questions about the diagnosis, treatment and the recovery process. This guide will help you understand your condition and describe what you need to know in order to make the right medical decision.

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