Brain, Spine and Central Nervous System Cancer
UC Davis Department of Radiation Oncology treats both malignant brain cancer and benign tumors. For malignant cancers, the main treatment is fractionated radiation therapy — smaller doses of radiation given over time until the cumulative dose is reached. Benign tumors may be treated with fractionated radiation or with radiosurgery. Treatment may or may not be concurrent with chemotherapy. Special attention is paid to protecting vision, hearing and other nearby critical brain structures.
Treatment technologies include Gamma Knife or Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT). Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) helps the team confirm proper daily setup of head and structure line for further protection.
An expert radiation oncology team works in close collaboration with highly skilled neurosurgeons, medical oncologists and ear, nose and throat (ENT) physicians to provide the best and most up-to-date treatment possible.
The following UC Davis Radiation Oncologists specialize in treatment of these cancers: