The UC Brain Tumor Center, a center of excellence within the UC Neuroscience Institute and the UC Cancer Institute, is committed to the discovery of new treatments for brain tumors. That commitment embraces basic science research, translational research (the translation of laboratory discoveries into treatments) and clinical trials involving new drugs, treatments and technologies.
Our clinical research team includes physicians in all neuroscience specialties, neuro-imaging specialists, research nurses and regulatory experts. Patients who seek treatment at our center will be offered the opportunity to participate in available clinical trials for which they qualify.
Several adult clinical trials are underway. Our clinical trials explore new therapies, treatments or procedures for several types of brain tumors and related conditions, including acoustic neuroma, gliomas, glioblastoma multiforme, metastatic brain tumors and radiation necrosis.
Our basic science and translational research team includes investigators, technicians, molecular epidemiologists and biostatisticians. Their laboratory efforts focus on cell interactions, development and regeneration. They also study how and why healthy cell processes go awry. Our Molecular Therapeutics Program develops front-line therapies for brain metastases as well as experimental therapies for recurrent tumors.