Treatment Options

After carefully evaluating your test results, a UT Southwestern Medical Center neurosurgeon may perform a surgical biopsy to determine the exact nature of the illness, then plan a precise course of action to treat any discovered cancer.

Our radiation oncology specialists apply advanced technologies, such as:

These capabilities enable our specialists to more effectively plan, simulate, deliver, and verify radiation treatments. The extensive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) facilities at UT Southwestern are among the most advanced in the nation and enable us to provide patients with the best possible medical care.

Clinical Trials

Patients in our clinical trials program receive therapies years before they become available to the public. Clinical trials may provide superior therapeutic results with fewer side effects when compared to conventional treatments. Patients can discuss with their doctor whether they are a candidate for some of these groundbreaking therapies.

If you have questions, be sure to talk with your physician or another member of your clinical care team.