Brain Tumor Treatment at the University of Colorado Cancer Center
Receiving a brain tumor diagnosis can feel earth-shattering. But researchers and highly-trained neurosurgeons at University of Colorado Hospital and the University of Colorado Cancer Center have seen all types of brain cancers, from the most common to the rarest, and are ready to join you and your famiy in the fight against cancer.
An NCI-designated Center
As the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Rocky Mountain region (and one of only 40 in the United States), we care for more patients with brain tumors than anyone else in the state.
At the CU Cancer Center, we're dedicated to finding a cure for cancer. In fact, our 5-year survival rates for many kinds of cancer are up to 30% higher than state, regional and national averages.
To begin your journey with a committed and caring team of brain tumor experts, call us today at (720) 848-0300.
At the CU Cancer Center, the same caring team of doctors and support professionals will be with you throughout your entire journey, from your initial appointment and evaluation to treatment and aftercare.
- Your team is made up of experts from many fields: surgeons, oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, nurses, social workers, geneticists and counselors. Most of those you’ll meet specialize specifically in brain tumor treatment, support and rehabilitation. They review your test results, your progress and discuss the next best step in your care with each other and with you.
- All your records, consultations, test results and provider notes about you and your treatment are in an electronic medical record, available to all the doctors within the University of Colorado Hospital system who may be called in from all our specialties to help treat you and your condition.
- You also have access to complementary and alternative medicine through our doctor-led Center for Integrative Medicine. These individualized treatments can include massage therapy, acupuncture, and nutrition and exercise consultation. The goal is to help ease the side effects of cancer treatment and to help patients retain the energy needed for their fight against the disease.
- We treat the whole person. Cancer treatment at UCH is designed to support you and educate you and your entire support network.
Advanced Research and Treatment
As the regional leader in cancer research, treatment and support, we offer specialized care not available anywhere else in Colorado. You get:
- World-renowned experts in cancer diagnosis and staging, which are the first steps for getting proper cancer care.
- State-of-the-art facilities designed specifically to protect weakened immune systems. We invest in the latest in medical design and technology to ensure your visits are as comfortable as they are effective.
- Access to many new treatments, including the latest drugs and vaccines for treating brain tumors, through our involvement in clinical trials.
Brain Tumors at a Glance
- Roughly 22,000 new brain tumor cases will be diagnosed in the United States each year.
- In most instances, the cause of a brain tumor is unknown. The only environmental factor clearly connected is high-dose radiation exposure.
- New ways of focusing radiation beams allow the delivery of more radiation to the tumor and less radiation to the surrounding healthy brain.
- Brain tumors do not discriminate based on gender, class or ethnicity.
Source: American Cancer Society
University of Colorado School of Medicine