One of the most feared complications of cancer is when it involves the spine. Pain occurs when bones and nerves are affected. In severe cases, paralysis can result from spinal cord compression.
Neurosurgeons Mike Chen, M.D., Ph.D. and Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., lead the Spine Tumor Program. As a comprehensive cancer center, City of Hope offers integrated cancer care by our multidisciplinary team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and pain management specialists, who together create treatment plans tailored to each patient.
Reasons to be evaluated for spine tumor surgery at City of Hope:
City of Hope is a nationally recognized leader in the research and treatment of spinal tumors. We are one of the few facilities designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, and for over a decade, U.S. News & World Report has named City of Hope one of the top cancer hospitals in America.
If you have been diagnosed with a spinal tumor or are looking for a second opinion consultation about your treatment, request and appointment online or contact us at 800-826-HOPE. Please visit Making Your First Appointment for more information.
City of Hope’s renowned physicians and researchers utilize the latest in technology and innovation to treat cancer, coupled with our enduring belief in providing unparalleled compassionate care. Call 800-826-HOPE or go online to request an appointment.
Every patient is different, with different needs. At City of Hope, we treat you as a valued individual. Our entire spinal tumor team works together to bring you advanced surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and supportive care options that will deliver the best outcome for you. You can also enroll in clinical trials for promising therapies that are not offered elsewhere.
Your care continues long after treatment is completed, and we are committed to helping you and your loved ones manage your recovery.
Our treatment options for spinal tumors include:
City of Hope is a recognized leader in spinal tumor research. We offer access to numerous clinical trials and new therapies that are not readily available elsewhere. Our latest research includes developing more precise surgical and radiation techniques for better tumor removal, identifying better drugs that help prevent relapses and finding chemotherapy agents that are more effective against the cancer or less toxic for the patient.
City of Hope patients have access to our extensive team of supportive care experts, who will help you and your caregivers achieve improved quality of life during and after treatment of your spinal tumor. We can help with all of these concerns, and more:
Support the Spine Tumor Program
We deliver exquisite care at the leading edge of cancer treatment. It takes the help of a lot of caring people to make hope a reality for our patients. City of Hope was founded by individuals' philanthropic efforts over 100 years ago. Their efforts - and those of our supporters today - have built the foundation for the care we provide and the research we conduct.