The Neuro-Oncology program is a multidisciplinary program including members of the Divisions of Neurology and Neurosurgery and Departments of Radiation and Medical Oncology. Its goals are to provide comprehensive care for patients with CNS malignancies and establish both clinical and translational research programs in Neuro-Oncology.
The BCCA Neuro-Oncology Site group has developed a business model of brain tumour research and care, titled BrainCare BC. This model has been the driving force to develop a new multidisciplinary clinic involving neurosurgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, nursing, and counseling and rehabilitation services.
The Brain Tumour Clinical Trials Unit continues to support ongoing clinical trials. The clinical trials unit has just completed accrual to a successful phase III trail in Glioblastoma multiforme. Ongoing accrual to 2 other GBM trials continues.Under the guidance of Dr. Stephen Yip, the brain tumour tissue bank continues to accrue specimen for molecular and genomic research endeavors.