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Biomarkers for Glioblastomas


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Biomarkers are an indicator or response that the body creates to the presence of cancerous cells. Here, we use biomarkers to deliver personalized treatments to individuals with glioblastomas (a specific type of quickly growing brain tumor). Our specialists use biomarkers to develop targeted therapy that has a higher likelihood of effectively treating your glioblastoma than traditional, “one-size-fits-all” therapies.

When we have a deep understanding of each patient’s tumor, this leads to better outcomes. Using biomarkers to understand the characteristics of your brain tumor cells is truly a giant step towards the future of personalized medicine. Our team is proud to offer this customized therapy to our patients, who travel here from across the state of Florida, the United States, and the world.

Why Choose Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center?

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.

Sylvester is the only NCI-designated cancer center in Florida to offer proton therapy. Our highly skilled physicians have proton expertise work in integrated, collaborative teams to deliver our patients with a range of treatment options that lead to better outcomes and higher survival rates. Its unmatched accuracy can greatly reduce radiation exposure to healthy tissues and potential treatment complications. Here's how it works.

Leading-edge radiation therapy technology. From our pioneering work in MRI-guided techniques and HyperArc™ radiosurgery to our new addition of proton beam therapy, we can precisely target cancer cells with utmost accuracy. We offer advanced treatment options, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy, stereotactic body radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, and more, to improve outcomes, while preserving healthy organs and tissues.

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