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 Institute 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.