The neuro-oncology program in the Department of Neurology at Indiana University School of Medicine provides care to patients with a variety of neuro-oncological conditions, including primary and metastatic central and peripheral nervous system tumors, neuro-oncologic genetic conditions such as the neurofibromatoses, paraneoplastic syndromes and other neurological complications of cancer.
This team collaborates with the Department of Neurological Surgery, the Department of Radiation Oncology, the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, the Department of Medicine and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at IU School of Medicine on clinical care for the needs and best scenario for patients as well as research and clinical studies. Board certified and fellowship-trained neuro-oncologists work in teams with dedicated neuro-oncology nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers and pharmacists to provide exemplary clinical care to patients. The program offers a multidisciplinary clinic, where patients are seen by multiple physician providers in one visit. Weekly multidisciplinary tumor board conferences are held to determine individualized recommendations for patients. The neuro-oncology program is dedicated to offering patients a breadth of innovative diagnostic and therapeutic treatments including both through standard of care pathways and clinical trial offerings. Neuro-oncologists play a major role in medical education of residents in the clinic.