Brain cancer care


At City of Hope, we understand that brain cancer is a complex disease that affects each patient differently.
That’s why your multidisciplinary team will work with you, and one another, to diagnose and stage the disease and develop a comprehensive treatment plan that’s personalized to your individual needs, preferences and goals. Treatments for brain cancer may involve surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy. At City of Hope, we combine those conventional treatments with supportive care services, including nutritional support and pain management, as part of our commitment to putting patients at the center of their care.

How are we different?

Quality of life-focused treatments

Treating brain cancer can impact patients’ quality of life, sometimes in debilitating ways. It may impact your motor and speech functions, for example. Our neurosurgeons often use nerve-monitoring technology during brain surgery to help ensure the patient’s motor function isn’t damaged during the procedure. Surgery may also be used to help relieve some symptoms caused by brain tumors, particularly those caused by a buildup of pressure in the skull.

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Comprehensive team approach

Your brain cancer care team works all under one roof. That means you have access to state-of-the-art cancer treatments and supportive care services, all in one location. Your treatment plan will be coordinated by a care manager dedicated to orchestrating your schedule, communicating with the rest of your care team, getting your questions answered and helping you access your test results in a timely manner. Your care team may also include a neurosurgeon, medical and/or radiation oncologist, oncology nurses and a variety of supportive care providers.

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Whole-person care


Our doctors work with supportive care providers to deliver evidence-informed services designed to address the symptoms of your disease and the side effects of treatment. That’s what supportive care is about: keeping you strong so you can better tolerate your treatments and maintain your quality of life. Our supportive care services include nutritional support to help you develop a diet plan to help stay nourished, while pain management physicians offer medication and non-narcotic approaches to help you keep your pain in check. And our spiritual support and behavioral health providers help support your mental and emotional health before, during and after your treatment.

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Said Elshihabi

“My goal is to make my patients feel comfortable, improve their quality of life and keep them on track for the most ideal recovery.”

Access to clinical trials

Clinical trials are critical tools researchers and doctors use to determine the safety and effectiveness of new drugs and therapies. At City of Hope, we’re committed to offering our patients innovative and new cancer treatments, including access to clinical trials when appropriate. These trials may provide therapies that are not yet widely available to qualified patients who have exhausted conventional treatment options or whose cancer is advanced or difficult to treat. Our cancer doctors and researchers will work with you to determine whether you qualify for a trial and, if so, help you enroll.

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No matter what roadblock we encountered along the way, I feel City of Hope was there to help us through."

Anthony Dickey

Call us now to schedule your City of Hope consultation.

  • Meet with a team of brain cancer experts
  • Oncology Information Specialists ready 24/7 to answer your call
  • Appointments available in as little as 24 hours
  • Whole-person care, all under one roof