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Brain Tumors and Spinal Cord Cancer

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center brings the expertise of an interdisciplinary team to every patient we treat. And we treat every type of cancer. That means your treatment plan is personalized for you and coordinated by our team of cancer doctors and experts that specialize in brain tumors and spinal cord cancer. Here, you will benefit from the latest surgical techniques and radiation oncology treatments; access to clinical trials working to discover new, safe, and effective treatments; and targeted therapies backed by our precision medicine program. Find comfort and confidence in knowing your cancer care is comprehensive and cutting-edge.

A treatment and care plan made specifically for you

The ONLY NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama

The most advanced diagnostic, imaging, and treatment techniques available

A full team of brain tumor and spinal cord cancer experts dedicated to your care

The O’Neal Difference

Comprehensive Treatment Beyond Tumors

We treat medical and neurologic problems that many patients with brain tumors develop, including seizures, infections, and emotional problems.

National Brain Tumor Clinical Cooperative Group

One of two groups supported by the National Cancer Institute to study new, experimental treatments for patients with malignant brain tumors

Targeted Proton Therapy

Home to the first proton therapy facility in Alabama; proton therapy uses more precise dosages to attack tumors.

Intraoperative MRI

Advanced image-guided surgery for safe and complete removal of tumor material without damaging normal brain tissue.

Cancer Patient Navigators

Specialists help guide you through all aspects of your cancer journey.

Supportive Care and Survivorship programs

We help you through every stage of your treatment, caring for all aspects of your physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

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Find a Clinical Trial

Search for clinical trials and talk to your doctor about participating

Proton patient, Correy Bozeman, with family

Proton therapy center treats 300th patient

Corey Bozeman, 8, has a rare condition that predisposes him to cancer. He had a debilitating spinal cord tumor treated with proton therapy, the most advanced treatment for preserving delicate tissue around a tumor.

Your Team of Brain Tumor and Spinal Cord Cancer Experts

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center team believes that there’s a lot more to fighting cancer than just getting rid of cancer cells through treatment. We believe that comprehensive, holistic cancer care includes other aspects of your life that may have an impact on your overall well-being. After all, cancer changes everything. At UAB, you have a personalized team to support you.

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