Behnam Badie, M.D. chief of Neurosurgery
Brain tumor treatment options
City of Hope’s approach to treating brain cancer starts with a coordinated, multidisciplinary care team whose main goal is finding a treatment plan that extends your life. We combine leading-edge technologies — like minimally-invasive surgery and the latest radiological approaches — with research and clinical trials not found anywhere else.
Your team works with you at every stage of treatment. Our planning begins by considering the following:
- Tumor type and grade
- Size of the tumor
- Where the tumor is located in the brain
- Your health status
For certain low-grade tumors, the best first course may be observation, while higher grade tumors may be treated using chemotherapy and radiation. Your treatment course will be personalized based on your specific tumor type.