Central Nervous System Radiotherapy
We use radiation therapy to treat central nervous system (CNS) tumors, and to prevent or significantly delay their recurrence. CNS tumors include both low- and high-grade gliomas, meningiomas, ependymomas, germ cell tumors, and pituitary adenomas.
All of our patients, both adult and pediatric, receive individualized consultations from a radiation oncologist. Our multidisciplinary team then employs a variety of state-of-the-art technologies to pinpoint, plan, and precisely deliver radiation therapy, based on each patient’s needs. We also work in collaboration with Yale Cancer Center’s Brain Tumor Program.
Our Stereotactic Radiosurgery/Gamma Knife programat the YaleGamma Knife Center is the only radiosurgery unit in Connecticut dedicated to the treatment of head and neck conditions.A technique discovered more than 50 years ago, stereotactic radiosurgery remains the most accurate way to use radiation to destroy tumors in and around the brain.
In our Spine Radiosurgery Program, our goal is to provide long-lasting control of pain and local disease for patients with spinal metastases. We treat patients using radiotherapy, a noninvasive, painless technique that delivers high doses of radiation to destroy tumors within or near the spine.