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Center for Brain & Spinal Cord Tumors

Each year, more than 100,000 people in the US are diagnosed with primary or metastatic tumors of the brain or spinal cord, ranking these cancers as the third leading cause of cancer death for people ages 20 to 39.

At the Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors at Swedish Medical Center, we’re the leader center of care for brain and spinal cord tumors in the Rocky Mountain Region. Our expert physicians utilize the latest equipment and techniques to diagnose and treat these complex tumors. Our aggressive treatment approach has been proven  to result in better patient outcomes.

Specialized, Coordinated Care

At Swedish Medical Center, our multidisciplinary approach combines the expertise of our dedicated team of specialists. Our oncologists and neurologists work together to provide the highest level of care to patients at every stage of diagnosis and treatment. 

Our team includes a fellowship-trained neuro-oncologist, as well with neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists and neuropsychologists. Through our Cancer Resource Center, patients can also access the resources of the Colorado Neurological Institute and support services professionals including social workers, nutritionists, pain management physicians, nurse navigators, psychologists and a chaplain.

Exceeding Industry Standards

Swedish Medical Center has been designated a Neuroscience Center of Excellence for ranking among the nation's top neuroscience program in clinical and research programs, staff, facilities and technology. Our outstanding team of staff and physicians are leaders in neurology and neurosciences, with extensive experience and expertise in treating nearly all forms of neurological disease. 

State-of-the-art Technology

Our physicians utilize leading-edge diagnostic equipment, surgical techniques and radiation oncology treatment, including:

  • 64 Slice PET/CT
  • PET/CT
  • MRI Perfusion Imaging
  • Functional MRI
  • MR Spectroscopy
  • Gamma Knife
  • Siemen's Primus Linear Accelerator
  • ADAC Pinnacle CT and Treatment Planning System

Comprehensive Tumor Treatment

A wide variety of surgical and non-surgical treatment options are available to patients with brain and spinal cord tumors at Swedish. Neurosurgical options such as awake craniotomy, functional mapping, frameless stereotaxy and laser surgery are often accompanied by an aggressive combination of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy or Gamma Knife® stereotactic radiosurgery.

Patients also have access to psychological services and a wide range of complementary treatment services, including massage therapy, nutritional counseling, healing services and support groups.

Find Out More

For more information about the Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors at Swedish Medical Center, please call us today at 303-788-3992.