Brain, Spine and Nervous System Cancers
Our goal is to help you live as well as you can for as long as you can using the optimal combination of conventional, complementary and integrative therapies and approaches. Here you'll find resources for brain, spine and nervous system cancers. You can also use the search box in the upper right corner of every page or go to Search Therapy Summaries and search for your cancer.
A starting place for the science and conventional therapies:
- National Cancer Institute:
- Cancer.net: Brain Tumor
Clinical Practice Guidelines
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network:
Integrative Plans, Protocols and Medical Systems
|For more information about protocols, see our Integrative Plans and Protocols page.|
- Plans, protocols and programs
Advocacy and Support Groups
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network: Advocacy and Support Groups; select brain tumor or another topic of interest from the dropdown menu.
- American Brain Tumor Association: Social & Emotional Support
- National Brain Tumor Society: Resources for Patient and Caregiver Assistance
Three personal stories describe integrative approaches to malignant brain cancer.
- National Cancer Institute: Contact Us for Help
Information specialists at the NCI Contact Center are available to help answer your cancer-related questions in English and Spanish whether you are a patient, family member or friend, health care provider, or researcher. We also respond to questions and requests for information about NCI and its programs and provide support in quitting smoking.
- Yang W, Warrington NM et al. Sex differences in GBM revealed by analysis of patient imaging, transcriptome, and survival data. Science Translational Medicine. 2019 Jan 2;11(473). pii: eaao5253. Also see a news article about this study: Washington University School of Medicine. Sex differences identified in deadly brain tumors: tailoring treatment to men, women may improve survival. ScienceDaily. January 2, 2019.
- Dwight McKee, MD, editor: Clinical Pearls