About the UK Neuro-Oncology Clinic
The UK Neuro-Oncology Clinic offers an integrated, multi-specialty program for diagnosis and treatment of patients with primary and secondary central nervous system tumors.
Multi-disciplinary team approach
The clinic allows quick evaluation, treatment expertise and access to new therapies and clinical trials all under one roof. The multi-specialty program allows for a neurosurgeon, neuro-oncologist and radiation medicine experts to see patients in one visit, creating more time for the patient as well as the doctors.
Neuro-oncology outreach clinics
The Kentucky Neuroscience Institute is pleased to partner with Commonwealth Cancer Center, located in Danville, KY, to host a monthly clinic. To schedule an appointment at this clinic, please call 859-323-5661.
Central Nervous System (CNS) tumors
Central nervous system tumors are relatively common in the Unites States, with more than 40,000 cases annually. Although more than half of these tumors are benign, they can cause substantial morbidity. Malignant primary brain tumors are the leading cause of death from solid tumors in children and the third leading cause of death from cancer in adolescents and adult aged 15 to 34 years.
Types of Central Nervous System (CNS) Tumors
There are many different types of brain tumors, based on what cells are affected and how they appear under a microscope. Tumors can be classified into four general categories: gliomas, meningiomas, acoustic neuroma, and medulloblastoma.
Symptoms and diagnosing
A tumor is a mass of cells that grows over time and expands inside the brain. This expansion causes two general types of symptoms: increased pressure inside the head and disrupted brain function.
Motor and Sensory Abnormalities
A tumor is a mass of cells that grows over time and expands inside the brain.
Different types of treatment are available for patients with adult brain tumor. Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment), and some are being tested in clinical trials.
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
With Gamma Knife radiosurgery, our neuroscience team can treat neurological (brain) disorders and diseases without invasive surgery. The system's cutting-edge technology allows our specialists to operate on the brain without general anesthesia or incisions.