Brain tumours are managed by a multidisciplinary team that includes neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, radiation oncologists, neuropathologists, and a dedicated support team of oncologic nurses and social workers. Adjuvant strategies for referred cases are also planned at a multidisciplinary clinic.
A full array of modern operative equipment facilitates tumour biopsy and removal. We have the most modern diagnostic equipment available, including CT scanning, MRI scanning, and intraoperative ultrasound, as well as frame and frameless technology for localizing brain tumours in the operating room.
Within CancerCare Manitoba, basic research is investigating the causes of cancer and clinical research protocols are underway for the treatment of various types of brain tumours. As a member of the Canadian Brain Tumour Consortium, we have access to the newest experimental techniques in both the surgical and non-surgical treatment of primary brain tumours. Our medical team members are constantly updating their knowledge by attending conferences dedicated to the subject of brain tumours.