About Our Spinal Tumor Program

The name Johns Hopkins is synonymous with excellence in patient care and innovations in research. The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center is ushering in a new era of cancer medicine. We are transforming cancer medicine and making a difference in people’s lives all around the world.

Physicians at a Spinal Tumor meeting.Physicians at table during Spinal meeting.

Spinal Tumor Treatment: What to Expect at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center

  • Our program brings together experts in a variety of fields including neurosurgery, surgical oncology and, radiation oncology, medical oncology, neuroradiology and interventional radiology, pain management and physical and rehabilitation medicine therapy.
  • Our team of experts meets to discuss each case individually, deciding first which diagnostic imaging and tests are needed in your case, so that test results can guide us to determine the best custom treatment plan for you and your family.
  • Our care team members strive to meet with you during the same appointment as much as possible, minimizing the stress and time of attending multiple appointments with different providers.
  • The team communicates regularly with each other and with you and your family, making sure everyone is on the same page with each treatment plan.

Types of Spinal Tumors We Treat

Spinal tumors may affect any of the tissues making up the spine, such as the bones, nerves, blood vessels and cartilage. Our team of experts has experience with many types of spinal tumors and spinal cancers, whether they are primary (originate in the spine) or metastatic (spread to the spine). Cancers that spread to the spine include: Breast, kidney, Lung, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Sarcoma and Prostate.

Common Spinal Tumors We Treat

Benign Spinal Tumors

Second Opinion Service

Experts with our Spinal Tumor Program are always available to provide a second opinion regarding spinal tumors.