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The Brain Tumor Institute, part of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, is committed to offering leading-edge treatments to our brain tumor patients. As an important part of this, our specialists are also involved in a number of research projects and clinical trials at any given time.

Personalized Treatment Plans for Proven Results
Understanding each patient’s tumor leads to better outcomes. At many other cancer centers, everyone with the same tumor is given the same treatment plan. However, each person’s tumor is as unique as them, and so a customized treatment plan is necessary. With the innovative treatment options our researchers develop and discover, we are able to provide our patients with a customized treatment plan that best fits their needs and provides the highest probability of a good outcome.

The Hope of Clinical Trials
As a patient of the Brain Tumor Institute, you may have the opportunity to participate in a clinical trial of a promising, emerging treatment option. Clinical trials represent hope and the latest advancements in brain tumor treatment. We want our patients to always have access to clinical trials, which are above and beyond the traditional standard of care that many cancer centers offer.

Why Choose Sylvester?

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.

Training the rising generation of brain tumor specialists. Here, we are training the next generation of specialists in our field, by offering fellowships in brain tumors, neuropathology, and neurosurgery. The Brain Tumor Initiative is one of only two programs in the United States that offers both neuro-oncology and skull-based fellowships.

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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