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Preston A. Wells, Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy

Preston A. Wells, Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy

Comprehensive Brain Tumor Therapy

The Preston A. Wells, Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy is one of the nation’s leading comprehensive brain tumor centers, providing comprehensive surgical and medical oncological management for adult and pediatric tumors of the brain and spine. Co-directors Duane Anthony Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D. and William A. Friedman, M.D., lead an outstanding collaborative team of neurosurgeons, oncologists, and clinical and basic investigators devoted to the care and treatment of patients with brain tumors.

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The center facilitates state-of-the art clinical care and sponsors innovative clinical trials, as well as supports ongoing basic and translational research. Each patient is treated by a health care team that includes neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, neurologists, psychologists, social workers and therapists working together to determine an individualized treatment strategy. That could mean combining conventional therapy with clinical trials, combinations of medicines for symptom management, or combinations of rehabilitation, education and support services.

The physicians apply modern microsurgical and image-guided techniques to the removal of complex and deep-seated tumors involving the brain. Malignant lesions include glioblastoma, anaplastic astrocytoma, germinoma, metastases and central nervous system lymphoma.