Brain Tumor Care
The Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience - Jefferson Health provides compassionate, state-of-the-art care for people diagnosed with brain tumors. Together with the NCI-Designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, we’re able to offer you the coordinated, multidisciplinary care you need at the Brain Tumor Center.
There are 700,000 people in the United States living with a central nervous system tumor. Roughly 80,000 new cases of primary brain tumors are expected to be diagnosed this year. Approximately one-third will be malignant. Our team is among the best in the nation. Families who turn to the Brain Tumor Center can expect the expertise they know and trust at Jefferson Health.
Welcome to BrainPossible
When it comes to the brain and spine, some neurological conditions seem impossible to solve. But at Jefferson Health, we think differently. Our world-renowned specialists apply science to tackle the toughest cases and the most complex neurological conditions. Because we don’t stop at unsolvable. We do BrainPossible. Learn More about our Specialists >
Types of Brain Tumors
Our neurosurgeons and neuro-oncologists care for all types of brain tumors, including:
- Malignant Tumors (including glioblastomas, oligodendromas and astrocytomas)
- Metastatic Lesions
- Pituitary Tumors
Primary malignant tumors are also tumors that start in the brain. Unlike most cancers, brain tumors do not spread to other parts of the body. They can, however, be located in deep or complex areas of the brain, making your surgeon’s expertise critical for a successful operation.
Metastatic lesions are tumors caused by cancer located elsewhere in the body. The cancers that most commonly cause brain metastases are lung, breast and melanomas. If you have metastatic lesions, your neurological team will work closely with our oncologists at the NCI-Designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Health.
The Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience - Jefferson Health is recognized for its comprehensive approach and innovation. We have a robust program that bridges world-class medical care with groundbreaking research to deliver the latest therapies and techniques.
Our team pioneered minimally invasive cranial base surgery. Our goal is to bring you the greatest benefit from the least invasive treatment, whenever possible. That’s why the surgeons at our Brain Tumor Center uses smaller incisions and specially-designed instruments. We are also the only hospital in the region using MRI-guided laser ablation for inoperable or difficult-to-reach brain tumors. The laser system eliminates the tumor while saving surrounding tissue from damage.
A Team Approach To Your Care: Brain Tumor Board
At the Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience - Jefferson Health, our renowned team of subspecialists, neurosurgeons, medical oncologists, radiologists, clinical trials researchers and three fellowship-trained neuro-oncologists all collaborate on treatment plans.
Together, the team reviews new and challenging brain tumor cases, in order to discuss all treatment options. This innovative approach to brain tumor care and treatment plans all started in 1994 and has been a driving force ever since.
In addition, the mutlidisciplinary team gathers weekly, with subspecialists from various departments, for routine pathology, as well as new and current protocol reviews.
Make an Appointment
Call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669) to make an appointment with a Jefferson Health specialist.
James J. Evans, MD
Academic Title: Professor
Professor of Neurological Surgery and Otolaryngology
Chief, Brain Tumor Division
Director of Pituitary and Cranial Base Surgery
Co-Director, Jefferson Minimally Invasive Cranial Base Surgery Center
Director and Founder of Cranial Base Surgery Fellowship Program