Brain and Spine Tumors

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Radiation oncologists use a patient-centered approach and individualized treatment plans. To learn more and make an appointment with a UCLA radiation oncologist, contact us at:

Westwood - 310-825-9775
Santa Clarita - 661-287-0010
Santa Monica - 424-259-8777
Downtown LA - 213-744-1460

What You Should Know About Brain Tumors

Brain Tumors and Brain Cancer Treatment at UCLA

For patients with CNS (central nervous system) tumors consisting of brain and/or spine tumors, UCLA applies a multidisciplinary approach to provide patients with the optimal course of treatment. The departments of Radiation Oncology, Neuro-oncology and Neurosurgery work closely together to provide a team approach to the management of each patient's tumor.

We treat a variety of both malignant and benign tumors in adult and pediatric populations as well as functional disorders with the use of radiation therapy. We have various radiation treatment modalities including stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic radiotherapy, tomotherapy, RapidArc, IMRT and 3-D conformal radiation therapy. We typically use MRI fusion for our treatment planning. Our goal is to minimize side effects while maximizing tumor control.

  1. Gliomas
  2. Brain/Spine metastases
  3. Benign tumors: Acoustic Neuroma, Meningioma
  4. Pituitary tumors
  5. Functional disorders/TGN
  6. Pediatric CNS malignancies
  7. Trigeminal Neuralgia

The following UCLA Radiation Oncologists specialize in treatment of CNS lesions:

Tania B. Kaprealian, MD, MBA

Tania B. Kaprealian, MD, MBA

Radiation Oncology
Primary Location
Westwood Radiation Oncology
200 Medical Plaza
Suite B265
Los Angeles, California 90095
Areas of Focus
Spine tumor
Central nervous system tumors
Malignant brain neoplasm
Amar U. Kishan, MD

Amar U. Kishan, MD

Radiation Oncology
Primary Location
Westwood Radiation Oncology
200 Medical Plaza
Suite B265
Los Angeles, California 90095
Areas of Focus
Prostate cancer
Genitourinary cancers
Bladder cancer
John V. Hegde, MD

John V. Hegde, MD

Radiation Oncology
Primary Location
Santa Monica Radiation Oncology
1223 16th Street
Suite 1100
Santa Monica, California 90404
Areas of Focus
Breast cancer
Central nervous system malignancy