Brain & central nervous system cancers: Personalized care for each patient

A Mayo Clinic multidisciplinary team of experts — Jan C. Buckner, M.D., Fredric B. Meyer, M.D., Sameer R. Keole, M.D., and Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D., — discusses the latest advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with brain and central nervous system cancers, including:

  • Advancements in diagnostic tools such as MRI technologies and PET imaging that offer multidimensional approaches to each patient's case
  • Surgical techniques such as awake brain surgery and mapping of the brain that help guide surgeons to preserve patients' neurological function
  • Radiation therapies such as Gamma Knife radiosurgery and Mayo's Proton Beam Therapy Program that help preserve the anatomy of the brain and surrounding tissue

Mayo Clinic physicians were also instrumental in developing a new molecular classification system of brain tumors to better understand the tumors' different molecular pathology.

These latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of brain and central nervous system cancers, in combination with the expertise of Mayo Clinic physicians, allow the team to create personalized care plans for each patient.

Video content outline:


Mayo Clinic expertise (0:15)

Advancements in diagnostic tools (0:40)

  • MRI technologies (0:54)
  • PET imaging (1:05)

Surgical techniques (1:52)

  • Awake brain surgery & mapping (1:56)
  • Image guidance (2:20)

Radiation therapies (3:11)

  • Gamma Knife radiosurgery (3:21)
  • Proton beam (3:28)

Molecular classification of brain tumors (3:45)

Clinical trials & research (5:22)

Conclusion (6:32)


February 15, 2017

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