Precision Medicine for Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
A man with a brain tumor rubs his head.

About 24,000 malignant tumors of the brain or spinal cord are diagnosed in U.S. men and women each year. These tumors can be difficult to treat because surgery or radiation can destroy nearby healthy cells. But precision medicine technology may provide a drug based solution to target specific cells in a patient's body and leave the rest of the cells untouched. Doctors and researchers at Yale Medicine are working across departments to find an individualized solution for adults and children with brain or spinal cord tumors.