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There are many types of central nervous system tumors: they develop in the cells of the brain and spinal cord. These tumors are classified according to their grade. The grade is an index of the growth rate and the likelihood that it will spread. The symptoms and severity of central nervous system tumors vary according to type, location, size and grade. Some brain tumors can be benign (non-cancerous) because they do not invade nearby tissues, others are malignant (cancerous) and others are progressive: benign at first, but they can turn into cancer with time.
To provide the best treatment to patients who develop a tumor in the central nervous system (benign or malignant primary brain tumor or metastatic brain tumor), the HUG Cancer Center has created a specific program that provides multidisciplinary care.
This specific program guarantees all patients:
• cutting edge expertise in neurosurgery, neurooncology and radiooncology
• a state-of-the-art technical facility for diagnostic imaging and specialized neuroradiologists
• a state-of-the-art neurosurgery platform
• precision radiotherapy techniques
• personalized oncology support
• access to innovative therapies through early phase clinical studies
• comprehensive support including all the care necessary to preserve the quality of life