Cancers We Treat Brain & Spine Tumors Overview

Dr. Cavaliere, Baptist MD Anderson neuro oncologist, smiles in his white coat.

CARING FOR YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY Our Approach to Brain and Spine Cancer

A brain or spine tumor is often sudden and unexpected diagnosis, which can leave you searching for answers. The Neuro-Oncology Clinic at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center is here for you to offer hope and guidance.

We use the latest technology and treatments, including aggressive treatments, targeted therapies, and less-invasive treatment options. Our specialists have advanced training in neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, radiation oncology, neuroradiology, neuropathology and neurointensive care.

All of our patients receive care based on the same protocols and practice standards provided at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Because of our partnership, our patients also benefit from integration with MD Anderson clinicians and researchers.

“I strongly believe that to most effectively care for a person you must be aware of all facets of the patient experience. I prioritize your quality of life in my assessments and make treatment recommendations accordingly.”

– Robert Cavaliere, MD, Neurologic Oncologist


WHY CHOOSE BAPTIST MD Anderson? Advanced Treatment & Care

Our patients benefit from an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach to care. You will meet with your team of doctors and support staff in one location, reducing the need to travel to several facilities. Your case is then discussed in detail at regularly scheduled tumor conferences attended by all treating physicians and other healthcare professionals. Your nurse navigator is there with you every step of the way to offer education, coordinate appointments, tests and treatments, and offer you and your family support.

Specialized clinics focus on the complex care needed to treat all aspects of your condition.

  • Glioma Clinic
  • Pituitary, Meningioma and Skull Base Clinic
  • Metastases and Radiosurgery Clinic

Your physical, emotional and spiritual needs are important, too. All of our care plans include support services. You’ll have access to social workers, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, nutritionists and chaplains throughout your treatments. We also have survivorship programs.

Types of Brain & Spine Cancers We Treat

We treat all types of brain and spine cancers, including:

  • Gliomas
    • Astrocytoma
    • Ependymoma
    • Glioblastoma
  • Oligodendroglioma
    • Meningiomas
    • Pituitary tumors
    • Acoustic neuromas
  • Metastatic brain tumors
  • Medulloblastomas
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Primary central nervous system lymphoma
  • Spinal tumors
    • Chordoma
    • Chondrosarcoma
  • Rare brain tumors, such as:
    • Gangliocytomas
    • Rhabdoid tumors
    • Olfactory neuroblastoma

OUR LOCATION Brain & Spine Tumor Clinics

Our specialized clinics focus on the complex care needed to treat all aspects of your condition. Within our clinics, we bring together our team of experts to care for you - mind, body and spirit - all under one roof. Our singularly focused clinics include:

  • Glioma Clinic
  • Pituitary, Meningioma and Skull Base Clinic
  • Metastases and Radiosurgery Clinic

Need Directions?
The hematology-oncology clinic is located in the main Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center on Floor 1.

An exterior photo of Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Contact Us

We’re ready to assist you through your healing. To find out more about what your personal treatment may entail, connect with us.

BAPTIST MD Anderson IS HERE TO Take Care of You

Wherever you are in your journey, we’re here to help you in your fight against cancer. Our team of experts can help you navigate the whirlwind of emotions and decisions through every aspect of your care.

"I never thought at 32 I’d be diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer, which is pretty bad from what I hear. But I’m here today so I’m pretty happy about it."