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Learn about our expertise in brain tumor treatment:
- For the third year in a row, US News and World Report has ranked The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Neurology and Neurosurgery program as #1 in the country.
- We have been a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated Comprehensive Cancer Institute since 1973, with active programs in clinical research, laboratory research, education, community outreach, and more. We are the only NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center in the state of Maryland.
- Total research funding for our program totaled $5,237,601, including approximately $1,496,199 from the National Institutes of Health. Even more came from philanthropic giving, including dollars that enabled us to create a major endowment as well as other professorships and discretionary funds.
- We have two Neuroscience Critical Care Units (NCCU): a 24-bed intensive care unit at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and an 8-bed unit at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The NCCU is a multidisciplinary, tertiary intensive care unit designed to treat patients with life-threatening diseases. It is staffed by neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-critical care anesthesiologists, nurse practitioners, and critical care nurses to provide the best possible care to patients after brain tumor surgery.
- We have a team of world-renowned neurosurgeons working side-by-side with physicians from other specialty programs to offer a comprehensive treatment plan developed for each patient. In addition to being dedicated physicians, our brain tumor experts are also researchers who never stop searching for ways to treat and cure all types of brain tumors. We are the minds behind two of the only FDA-approved treatments for malignant brain tumors (Gliadel® and GliaSite RTS) and novel drug-delivery systems that can bypass the usually protective blood-brain barrier. Other researchers are focused on new treatments for brain cancer, including immunotherapies and vaccines that can prevent the beginnings of tumor development or halt their growth.
- We have an arsenal of the latest, most innovative technology available today, as well as the most modern imaging and monitoring methods, including:
- Intraoperative CT scanner
- 3D image-guided technology
- 7 MRI machines operational 24/hrs a day
- As a recognized Magnet hospital, our nurses are committed to providing the very best patient care. We have specially trained neuroscience clinical nurse specialists, critical care nurse practitioners, and certified wound care nurses to treat patients with brain tumors and other neurological disorders.