Tulane Health System’s neuro-oncology services combine the expertise of the Tulane Cancer Center with the Tulane Neuroscience Center to offer patients throughout New Orleans and the surrounding area the latest diagnosis and treatment options for cancers of the brain and nervous system. We also offer care for neurologic complications from cancer or cancer treatments.

To ensure the best course of treatment for each patient, we use multidisciplinary approach to cancer care. Utilizing the combined skills of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons and a specifically trained neuro-oncologist, we work with you, your primary care doctor and your support team to plan a course of treatment that is unique and comprehensive for you.

Our Tulane physicians specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of malignant tumors of the brain and spinal cord, as well as tumors and other cancer-related neurological disorders of the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. These conditions include:

  • Glioblastomas
  • Astrocytomas
  • Oligodendrogliomas  
  • Meningiomas
  • Vestibular schwannomas
  • Ependymomas
  • Medulloblastomas 
  • Craniopharyngiomas 
  • Choroid plexus tumors 
  • Pineal gland tumors
  • Primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma
  • Neoplastic meningitis (Leptomeningeal disease)
  • Spinal cord tumors (primary and metastatic)
  • Neurologic complications of cancer
  • Paraneoplastic Syndromes

Diagnosis and Treatment

The most important aspects of beating brain cancer are detecting it as early as possible and identifying the cancer’s location with exact precision. That’s why Tulane Health System uses the latest imaging tools – from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to positron emission tomography (PET) – to determine the specific location, shape and size of brain and spinal cord tumors.

And once identified, treatment for neurologic cancers or cancer-related conditions can include diagnostic imaging, surgery, stereotactic and conventional radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and/or targeted therapy.

Do you have questions about a referral to Tulane Cancer Center? Please call our patient referral coordinator at (504) 988-7444, or fax your information to (504) 988-7473.