What is the University of Colorado Hospital
The Brain Tumor Program at
University of Colorado Hospital currently cares for the largest number of patients
with brain tumors in the state of Colorado.
At UCH, we take a team-based approach to care, involving neurosurgeons,
neuro-oncologists, neuropathologists, radiation oncologists,
neuropsychologists, neuro-intensivists, research coordinators, and a brain
tumor support group to enhance the physical and emotional wellbeing of patients
diagnosed with brain tumors.
Specifically, we offer:
The only National
Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Rocky Mountain
region (and one of only 41 in the US).
coordinated inter-disciplinary care, including a weekly multidisciplinary tumor
neuro-specific intensive care unit in the Rocky Mountain region (24 beds), with
24-hour coverage by fellowship-trained neuro-intensivists and neuro-specific
Mountain Gamma Knife Center, which has treated over 4000 brain lesions since
electronic medical record, allowing a secure environment for documenting and
coordinating patient care.
trained, nationally recognized neurosurgery faculty focused in neurosurgical
oncology and skull base neurosurgery.
national and regional novel investigational therapies when conventional
treatment has failed.
participation in clinical brain tumor research in the Rocky Mountain region,
with excellent coordination between clinical and research personnel.
MRI scanner, improving the safety and success of surgical resections.
invasive cranial endoscopy and microscopy for improved outcomes despite smaller
intraoperative neuronavigation with Medtronic Stealth and BrainLab.
3T MRI scanning capability, including functional MRI, MR spectroscopy, and
diffusion tensor tractography.
Over 20 years of
experience performing awake craniotomies with neuronavigation and intra-operative
neurophysiology to preserve neurological function in patients with tumors in
Two of only three
fellowship-trained neuro-oncologists in Colorado.
A regional 2nd
opinion center for Neuropathology, including access to tumor biomarkers only
offered here for the entire region.
Private rooms for
every patient in a new, state-of-the art inpatient facility.
regional care program for patients who desire adjuvant treatment closer to
home, with interaction with a number of hospitals and clinics throughout the
Rocky Mountain region.
A Brain Tumor
Support Group that meets monthly to offer support to patients and their
While our patient volume
gives us the experience to provide excellent care to our brain tumor patients,
our personalized and well-coordinated approach gives every patient and their
family superb individual attention. Come
and experience the University of Colorado Hospital Brain Tumor Program
difference, and see why it is one of the most effective and experienced brain
tumor programs in the country.