About center of expertise neuro-oncology

Radboudumc's center of expertise in Neuro-oncology provides specialist care for patients with benign or malignant brain tumors.

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About center of expertise neuro-oncology

Radboudumc's center of expertise in Neuro-oncology provides specialist care for patients with benign or malignant brain tumors. We also conduct scientific research into brain tumors. We specialize in:
  • neuroepithelial tumors`(mostly glioma)
  • melanocytic tumors
 
The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport has acknowledged our center of expertise.

Brain tumors

Tumors can grow in our brains: tumors that are the result of excessive cell division. We can distinguish between:
  • Benign brain tumors
    These do not grow invasively into surrounding tissue and do not cause metastases in the body. Because of their location in the brain, they could cause symptoms.
  • Malignant brain tumors
    These tumors do grow into the surrounding brain tissue. They can also spread within the nervous system to other parts of the brain or the spinal cord. In rare cases, it also spreads to other parts of the body.
All brain tumors can interfere with brain functions, causing problems in your daily life.

Making an appointment and visit

Your general practitioner or medical specialist can refer you to the Radboudumc's center of expertise in neuro-oncology. But you can also contact our center yourself.

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Making an appointment and visit

Your general practitioner or medical specialist can refer you to the Radboudumc's center of expertise in neuro-oncology. But you can also contact our center yourself; for your treatment or a second opinion. If you have already been examined at another center, we will ask for the results and other available information about you.

Your visit

Your first contact with our center of expertise can either be in the neurology department or the neurosurgery department. During your first visit, you will always have a consultation with both the medical specialist and a nursing specialist. 
 
In addition to medical knowledge, we believe it is essential that patients have access to personal assistance. You can, therefore, contact the nursing specialist throughout the entire care and treatment process.

Your first visit

For your first visit, it is important to bring your medication list with you. Your referring physician has already sent the referral letter and the scans, or (if you have requested a second opinion) you should send them yourself well in advance.

Bringing someone along

We recommend that you take a family member or friend with you to the hospital; two heads are better than one.

Disorder brain tumors

Brain tumors can occur in the brain tissue itself (primary brain tumors) or from meninges. The spread of cancer to the brain (brain metastases) is also considered a brain tumor. naar de aandoening

Multi­disciplinary care

At Radboudumc, a multidisciplinary team of practitioners is involved in the research and treatment of brain tumors.

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Multi­disciplinary care

At Radboudumc, a multidisciplinary team of practitioners is involved in the research and treatment of brain tumors. This team consists of practitioners who specialize in brain tumors, such as a neuro-oncologist, nursing specialist, neurosurgeon, radiotherapist, internist-oncologist, and pathologist. They work closely together and meet each week in the form of the neuro-oncological tumorboard. During this meeting, they discuss patients with a variety of neuro-oncological problems and determine a treatment plan. They will discuss the diagnosis and treatment plan with you.
 
Radboudumc's neuro-oncology tumorboard is a multidisciplinary working group that is also active at a national and international level. The board also conducts (international) scientific research to improve care and treatment for patients with brain tumors.

For referrers

General practitioners and medical specialists can refer patients with a suspected brain tumor to our center of expertise. Referrers can make a referral in writing or using the digital registration form.

  • A written referral can be sent to the Neurology Outpatient Clinic.

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    Written referral

    Radboudumc
    Neurology Outpatient Clinic
    T.a.v. planningsbureau, huispost 943
    Postbus 9101
    6500 HB Nijmegen
    Telephone: +31 (0)24 361 66 00

Scientific Research

European (EORTC) and national (LWNO) research on brain (meningeal) tumor treatment is vital in order to improve treatment. Radboudumc participates in some of this research. read more

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