Brain Cancer and Tumor Chemotherapy

UPMC CancerCenter's medical oncologists specializing in brain and spine tumors offer a full range of chemotherapy and biologic targeted therapies.

Medical oncology involves the use of anti-cancer drugs, gene therapy, biologic therapy, or regional perfusion to treat cancer.

Many brain and nervous system tumors require surgical removal to prevent local recurrence before receiving chemo and radiation therapy treatments.

But, sometimes, chemo alone — or a combination of chemo and radiation — can work to kill the cancer without surgery.

Depending on your needs and how invasive your cancer is, you might receive chemo treatment:

  • By mouth.
  • By injection.
  • At the site of the brain or spine tumor.

Side effects vary with the type of treatment.

Contact Us About Chemotherapy for Brain and Nervous System Cancer

Call 412-647-2811 to make an appointment for brain and nervous system cancer care at UPMC CancerCenter.