A brain tumor is a mass of unnecessary cells growing in the brain. Primary brain tumors start growing in the brain and tend to stay there. Metastatic brain tumors begin as cancer in another part of the body and then spread to the brain.
UC San Diego Health System has an internationally recognized team of experts in neuro-oncology, neurosurgery, neuropathology and neuroimaging for the comprehensive research and treatment of benign and malignant brain tumors.
Read more about our capabilities in brain tumor treatment at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center.
Clark Chen, MD, PhD, neurosurgeon at UC San Diego Health System discusses new technologies that help image the brain to protect vision fibers within the occipital lobe during surgery. His patient, Anthony Chetti, a school teacher, shares his personal story about planning his surgery, the procedure and successful recovery.