Comprehensive Brain Tumor Treatment

Appointments: 866-773-2703
UC San Diego Health has an internationally recognized team of experts in neuro-oncology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, neuropathology and neuroimaging for the comprehensive research and treatment of benign and malignant brain tumors.

We provide a compassionate team approach to patients with primary brain tumors or neurologic complications of cancer.

With the world's latest neuroimaging technology, systems and software, our specialists are guided by distinct three-dimensional scans of the brain. Advanced technology means faster, accurate diagnoses and precision treatment of brain tumors and their complications. 

After surgery and chemotherapy proved ineffective for her brain tumor, Susan Rooney joined a clinical trial testing a new drug – one of several leading edge therapies offered at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health. Read more about this brain tumor patient and her treatment.

Innovative Treatments

We offer the most cutting-edge treatments in the region, led by Dr. David Piccioni, San Diego's only board-certified neuro-oncologist. These services include:

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Access to Clinical Trials

Clinical trials can offer new treatment approaches that are not otherwise available.

As San Diego's only academic health center, we provide access to pioneering clinical trials, including:

  • Immunotherapy
  • Anti-tumor virus therapy
  • Vaccine therapy
  • Drug therapy
  • Surgical techniques


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Appointments: 866-773-2703


Dr. David Piccioni repels down the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel as part of the Over the Edge Fundraiser for Brain Cancer.

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