(Brain & Nervous System Cancer)


Neuro-oncology refers to the care of patients with cancer affecting the brain or other parts of the nervous system.  This includes primary brain tumors (those that grow only in the brain), metastatic brain tumors (those that first grow in the body and later spread to the brain), paraneoplastic syndromes (nervous system malfunctioning caused by antibodies that are made by cancer cells in the body and attack nerves in the brain or elsewhere), and the effects of cancer treatments (chemotherapy, radiation therapy, etc.) on the brain and other parts of the nervous system. 


James D. Battiste, MD, PhD
Rene Y. McNall-Knapp, MD
Sarah Sung, MD

Stephenson Cancer Center
OU Children's Physicians Hematology and Oncology
Stephenson Cancer Center