An investment of $26 million over 10 years has established the Brain Tumor Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute. Most of the money will come from University Hospital, UC and several neuroscience-related physician practices; community donors are expected to raise the remaining $8.5 million needed. The money will endow clinical and research programs, fund new technologies and accelerate collaboration among scientists and physicians. The Center will be closely affiliated with the UC Barrett Cancer Center at University Hospital and the joint cancer program, an initiative of UC, University Hospital and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
The funding infusion should speed the pace of clinical research at University Hospital and Precision Radiotherapy in West Chester and laboratory research under way at UC’s Vontz Center for Molecular Studies and the Genome Research Institute. Putting the reseach into practice with some of the 215,000 people in the U.S. diagnosed each year with brain tumors is the goal. "We expect the brain tumor program to allow for the rapid translation of research findings that will advance the care of patients with brain tumors," says Dr. David Stern, vice president for health affairs at UC.
The Brain Tumor Center cares for patients with every type of brain tumor. It includes specialists from the Mayfield Clinic and several College of Medicine departments, including neurosurgery, radiology, radiation oncology, otolaryngology (head and neck surgery), internal medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Writer: David Holthaus
Source: Cindy Starr, UC