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Welcome to the Brain Tumor Initiative


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At the Sylvester's Brain Tumor Initiative, our researchers are working tirelessly to develop new treatments for all brain tumors - cancerous or benign.

We are a multidisciplinary team, made up of more than 100 skilled surgeons, physicians, nurses, and researchers from several departments, including neurosurgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, neurology, pathology, endocrinology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, and otolaryngology.

We are advancing the treatment of brain and other central nervous system tumors. By translating scientific progress into novel treatments, we are able to provide crucial resources and support to our patients, their families, and caregivers.

We’re striving to reduce the devastating burden of brain tumors through research, education, and the delivery of the finest patient care.

Why Choose Us?

Sylvester is an NCI-designated cancer center. The National Cancer Institute has recognized Sylvester for its outstanding work conducting research in its laboratories, treating patients in its clinics and hospitals, and reaching out to medically underserved communities with innovative prevention strategies.

International leaders in brain tumor care. We play a vital role in the community, thanks to our groundbreaking research and patient care for people in Florida, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. We’re turning Miami into the healthcare capital of the Americas. We’re creating one of the premier brain tumor centers in the country.

Offering the latest in scientific breakthrough treatment. You have access to all treatment options, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, complementary and integrative medicine, and comprehensive management — including new approaches through clinical trials. The procedures we perform on both pediatric and adult patients use the least invasive neurosurgical techniques, which reduces recovery time and makes a significant difference in your quality of life.

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