Many patients from Miami, Florida, and throughout the country choose to travel to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for brain cancer treatment and supportive care. The reason is simple – Moffitt stands at the forefront of brain cancer treatment and clinical research, and features a Neuro-Oncology Program with experts from multiple specialties who focus exclusively on malignancies in the skull base, spine and brain. Moffitt is also one of the largest cancer centers in the country in terms of patient volume, which means our specialists possess a unique level of experience addressing even the most complex and uncommon brain cancers.
How is brain cancer treated at Moffitt?
At Moffitt, we take an individualized approach to brain cancer treatment that leverages the expertise of neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuroradiologists, medical oncologists, neuropathologists, neuropsychologists and several other professionals.
The chief goal of brain cancer treatment is to safely remove tumors, destroy cancer cells and improve the patient’s overall prognosis. Each patient’s treatment plan is tailored to his or her specific needs, but plans often include a combination of:
- Surgery using advanced techniques to remove as much of the tumor as possible without damaging healthy tissues.
- Chemotherapy and targeted radiation therapy to help shrink tumors and destroy cancer cells.
- Leading-edge therapies such as genetic, hormone, biological and immunological therapies to prevent the production of cancer-promoting chemicals and harness the body’s natural disease-fighting abilities.
Clinical research is a major focus of Moffitt’s brain cancer program. We lead an ambitious clinical trial program to improve brain cancer treatment and achieve more positive patient outcomes and quality of life. Patients who are eligible to participate in these trials have access to the latest breakthroughs in care before they are made widely available. As evidence of our relentless commitment to research, the National Cancer Institute has designated us as a Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Additionally, Moffitt’s partner hotels are offering reduced rates to patients from Miami, FL, and beyond who are traveling to Moffitt for brain cancer treatment.