Neuro-Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with tumors of the central nervous system (CNS). These neurological tumors, also called CNS tumors, are formed by the abnormal growth of cells and may begin in different parts of the brain or spinal cord. They can be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous).
There are many types of brain and spinal cord tumors. While these tumors rarely spread to distant organs, they can travel within the brain or to the spinal cord, causing damage to healthy tissue. Because of this, even benign tumors should be treated.
Different types of treatment are available for patients with adult brain and spinal cord tumors. Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment), and some are being tested in clinical trials available through our practice.
New York Oncology Hematology is the region’s only provider of neuro-oncology services. This expertise in treating brain and spinal cord tumors, as well as other neurologic complications, resulting from cancer and cancer treatment, means our patients are able to stay close to home for treatment.
Through our close partnership with Albany Medical Center’s Department of Neurology, our patients continue to receive the specialized care they need during and after treatment.