Spine Tumor Center

The Spine Tumor Center treats both primary spine tumors, which originate from the spine and the spinal cord, and metastatic spine tumors, which originate from other organs and have metastasized.

For vertebral body tumors, extradual tumors, intradural extramedullary tumors, and intradural intramedullary tumors, which are classified as primary spine tumors, surgery is the best treatment method, and, in particular, intradural tumors require considerable skills because the surgery is difficult.

The more malignant the tumors are, additional chemotherapy and radiation therapy are implemented at times, and such treatments are all the more important for metastatic cancer.

Consequently, multidisciplinary treatment enabling collaboration with other departments such as the Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology and the Department of Radiation Oncology is indispensable.

The center provides the best spine tumor treatment based on its wealth of experience with examination and treatment including over 150 cases of primary spine tumors and over 200 cases of metastatic spine tumors per year, respectively, and on close cooperation with related departments.