Neuro-Oncology conducts clinical research focused on primary brain tumors and complications of cancer. Our research includes therapeutic clinical trials and neuroimaging studies. Key collaborators include physicians in the departments of Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology and Radiology.
Clinical trials include protocols for chemotherapy with radiation, radiation-sensitizing drugs, immunotoxin therapy administered directly into the brain by convection-enhanced delivery, and experimental chemotherapy.
Neuroimaging studies focus on the effects of radiation on the brain and diagnosis of radiation injury by MRI. Dr. Larry Junck helps to organize clinical trials through the Southwest Oncology Group, a leading national consortium for cancer trials, and some trials are offered through that group.