News: Vanderbilt Brain Tumor Center

Hedgehog Hunted in Kids’ Brain Tumors

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Pilocytic astrocytoma, the most common type of pediatric brain tumor, has an excellent 10-year survival rate and is often viewed as a benign lesion. However, survival and progression-free survival rates fall over time and survivors often suffer later consequences related to disease or treatment. Sarah Rush, M.D., Michael Cooper, M.D., and colleagues in the Vanderbilt […]

Latest Focused ‘Radiosugery’ Technology Featured in New Video

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has recently opened a new suite for “stereotactic radiosurgery,” which uses the latest generation in radiation therapy technology.

Drs. Fen Xia and Anthony Cmelak observe as a patient is positioned for stereotactic radiosurgery for her tumor. This system, called Novalis TX, offers precision to the millimeter — about the width of a fingernail.