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Brain Tumors

Each year, the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center gives hope to more than a thousand families. We know a brain tumor diagnosis is a difficult experience for patients and their families. With confidence and compassion, we help patients and their loved ones navigate the journey from comprehensive diagnosis to personalized treatment. Our team of multidisciplinary experts is here for you with state-of-the-art care, guidance and support.

Understanding Brain Tumors

A brain tumor is a growth of abnormal cells in the brain, which can be cancerous (malignant) or not cancerous (benign). Benign brain tumors grow slowly, tend to not spread to other areas of the body and have defined borders. Malignant tumors, in contrast, grow quickly and are more invasive. Both may be considered life threatening, depending upon their location and if they interfere with vital bodily functions.

Some tumors start in the brain (primary brain tumors). In other cases, cancer starts elsewhere in the body and spreads to the brain (metastatic tumors). No matter which type, our team of specialists is here for you and your loved ones.


Personalized Treatment with Cutting-Edge Techniques

Our brain tumor center, which is part of Atlantic Neuroscience Institute and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, is well-equipped to care for both benign and malignant brain tumors, as well as those affecting the skull base, spine and spinal cord. Our tumor board will review your case and develop a personalized treatment plan. We use a wide array of treatments and therapies to deliver the best possible outcomes to our patients, including:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Minimally-invasive endoscopic surgery
  • Fluorescent imaging and awake surgery
  • Functional brain mapping
  • High-powered microscopes
  • Immunotherapy
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Neuro-pathology and molecular diagnostics
  • Radiation
  • Skull-base microsurgery
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife) 
  • Surgery with stereotactic volumetric techniques
  • Targeted therapy
  • Tumor-treating fields (TTFields)

Locations

Overlook Medical Center

Medical Arts Center (MAC) II – Overlook Medical Center

Morristown Medical Center


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Brain Tumor Center Care Team

Our Medical Team

Our multidisciplinary team of experts at the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center is highly trained and compassionate. We are here to provide care and support at every step of your treatment journey.