Spine and Nervous System Cancer

Spine and nervous system cancer can have symptoms similar to less serious conditions. Our specialized team works together to provide a precise diagnosis and the most effective treatment options, including access to clinical trials and complex spinal surgeries. We combine advanced research, technology and techniques with compassionate care to create a personalized plan that's right for you. We work closely with cancer experts in other disciplines to ensure you receive the best possible care.

Conditions We Treat

We treat all spine and nervous system cancers, including:

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    Extramedullary tumors
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    Intramedullary tumors

Meet Your Care Team

Wes Clark
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4.6

Wes ClarkMD

    Brain Cancer, General Neurology, Neuro-Oncology, Neurology, Neurosciences
Michael K. Cooper

Michael K. CooperMD

    Movement Disorders, Neuro-Oncology, Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neurosciences
Paul L. Moots
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4.8

Paul L. MootsMD

    Brain Cancer, Neuro-Oncology, Neurology, Neurosciences
Lola B. Chambless
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4.8

Lola B. ChamblessMD

    Brain Cancer, Brain Tumor/Cancer, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Pituitary Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Peter J. Morone

Peter J. MoroneMD, MSCI

    Neuro-Oncology, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Pituitary Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Allen K. Sills
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Allen K. SillsJr, MD

    Brain Cancer, Brain Tumor/Cancer, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Spine, Spine, Comprehensive
Reid C. Thompson
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Reid C. ThompsonMD

    Brain Cancer, Brain Tumor/Cancer, Neuro-Oncology, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Skull Base Surgery
Anthony J. Cmelak
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4.8

Anthony J. CmelakMD

    Cancer, Neuro-Oncology, Neurosciences, Primary and Metastatic Nervous System Cancers, Radiation Oncology, Upper Airway (Tracheal), Oral, Nasal, Lip, and Other Head and Neck Cancers

Why Choose Spine and Nervous System Cancer Care at Vanderbilt

  • Recognized cancer care

    The National Cancer Institute designates us as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest ranking by the world’s leading authority on cancer.

  • Skilled clinicians

    Our doctors received advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of spine and nervous system cancer. As leading cancer experts, our doctors also serve in the organizations responsible for establishing national guidelines for patient care.

  • Team approach

    Our surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and pathologist combine their expertise to create a personalized care plan that is right for you. Our team consults with experts in other disciplines to help you achieve optimal health.

  • Specialized tumor boards

    At our regular cancer care meetings, experts in your specific type of cancer from across medical disciplines work together to create a treatment plan for the most complex cases. This means expert, comprehensive care just for you.

  • Innovation

    Our researchers are dedicated to developing new and more effective approaches to care. We not only apply the latest research, but also pioneer some of the latest innovations. You may have access to treatments before they are widely available.

  • Cancer clinical trials

    As a leading cancer research center, we offer the latest approaches being studied in clinical trials. When you take part in a cancer clinical trial, you have the chance to help improve treatment for others, while also receiving expert care from our experienced doctors and research nurses. Find a clinical trial at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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