Spinal Tumors Research

Getting treated for spinal tumors at City of Hope means you are steps away from labs where new treatments for cancer are being developed every day. That proximity means you benefit from something unique in cancer care — bench to bedside treatment. “Bench to bedside” means innovative research we are conducting in our labs is moved quickly to the bedside to treat our patients. We offer drug, surgical and other clinical trials aimed at improving survival rates and enhancing quality of life.

Numerous clinical trials

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.

Neurosurgeon innovators

All City of Hope neurosurgeons have active research laboratories — with projects ranging from defining the behavior of metastatic brain tumors, to inventing smaller, nimbler tools for hard to reach tumors.