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Many of the people who come to us for treatment options have been newly diagnosed with a brain tumor. Our patients are often referred to us from other physicians because they have very complex cases. Other times, they may be referred to us so they can be screened for candidacy for one of our clinical trials. And, sometimes, patients discover us on their own. Regardless of how you arrive to the Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy at the University of Florida, we are glad you are here.

Established with the goal of curing brain cancer, the Center is the hub for some of the brightest minds in the fields of neuro-oncology, neurosurgery and radiation oncology. National leading researchers and their teams are collaborating daily with physicians who have dedicated their entire careers to finding a cure for brain cancer. Together, they are using the latest molecular, biological, medical and surgical techniques to understand the basic causes of brain tumors and develop entirely new treatment methods. UF Health neurosurgeons perform approximately 600 brain tumor operations annually, making them one of the highest volume academic neurosurgery teams in the country.

Brain Tumor Treatment at UF Health

At the Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy at the University of Florida, we provide patients with access to one of the most advanced, comprehensive brain tumor treatment programs in the country.

Dr. Mitchell and his team discuss how they're working to improve patient health and treatments through important research on brain tumors and other conditions.

About the program

Receiving a brain tumor diagnosis is immediately life-altering. Connecting with a neuro-oncology team that is not only leading the country in research and clinical trials on brain tumors, but is also applying those findings to treat their patients every day is crucial for a patient’s journey. Thousands of patients across over 40 states and multiple countries have turned to and trusted the Wells Brain Tumor Center at UF for their care.

UF Health's team of researchers and physicians discuss their personal motivations to move medicine forward in the field of Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Why the mission to find a cure is so important to our team

Established with the goal of curing brain cancer, the Wells Brain Tumor Center at UF is the hub for the brightest minds in the fields of neuro-oncology, neurosurgery and radiation oncology. With a team of over 100, nation-leading researchers and their teams are collaborating daily with physicians who have dedicated their entire careers to finding a cure for brain cancer. The Wells Brain Tumor Center at UF utilizes innovative treatments such as immunotherapy and personalized medicine based on a patient’s individual genomic sequencing as well as multimodal therapies to treat a patient’s specific diagnosis.

Brain Tumors: From bench to bedside

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Patients from 40 states & 3 countries

Our patients have traveled from around the world for our leading-edge programs, clinical trials, personalized treatment.

Brain Tumor Center team

100+ physicians, researchers, scientists and staff

Our team at the Wells Center for Brain Tumor Therapy at UF includes experts in several specialties.

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Over $10 million a year invested in research funding

From immnotherapy to optune therapy, we are leading the country in searching for a cure for brain tumors.

Brain Tumor Facts

1.4% of newly diagnosed cancers are primary brain tumors

2.4% of cancer-related deaths are caused by brain tumors

Nearly half of all primary brain tumors are gliomas

80% of gliomas are considered grade three or four, which are fast-growing

The average age for developing primary brain tumors is 59

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Want to know more about adult brain tumors? Check out our Patient Education section for information on types, symptoms, and treatment, among other things.

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Clinical Trials: Brain Tumors

UF Health research scientists make medicine better every day. They discover new ways to help people by running clinical trials. When you join a clinical trial, you can get advanced medical care. Sometimes years before it's available everywhere. You can also help make medicine better for everyone else. If you'd like to learn more about clinical trials, visit our clinical trials page. Or click one of the links below:

PNOC020:RNA-Lipid Particle Vaccines for Newly Diagnosed Ped HGG and Adult GBM

The primary objective will be to demonstrate the manufacturing feasibility and safety, and to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of RNA-LP vaccines in (Stratum 1) adult patients with newly diagnosed GBM (MGMT unmethylated). Funding Source *…

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Marcia B Hodik, Ashley Ghiaseddin
Status
Accepting Candidates
Ages
21 Years - N/A
Sexes
All
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Community and Patient Programs: Brain Tumors

Our community and patient programs provide great value to patients, families and loved ones. People can find support, educational materials, expert consultants and more. In most instances, these programs are offered free of charge.

News and Patient Stories: Brain Tumors

UF Health researchers use AI to improve brain tumor analysis

November 15, 2023

University of Florida Health researchers have deployed artificial intelligence to refine and accelerate the evaluation of a common type of brain tumor. The…

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