Our Compassionate, Comprehensive Approach

If you’re faced with a brain cancer diagnosis, we at Stamford Health understand just how frightening and confusing it may be. That’s why we are committed to providing emotional support along with the latest medical and integrative medicine treatments and diagnostic services. Our knowledgeable and compassionate oncology team is dedicated to supporting you through your course of treatment.

Our Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center, which relies on person-centered care with evidence-based treatment, broadened our relationship with Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center. This allows our patients to have enhanced oncology care from both world-class teams.

Our neuro-oncology program offers the most advanced brain cancer treatments, both as individual interventions and as part of a multifaceted treatment approach. Your oncology team will work with you to customize the most effective care plan for your specific case.

Stamford Health’s nurse navigators ensure that no patient is ever left feeling alone. Our navigators work as part of a multidisciplinary oncology team to provide support to patients through their cancer treatment and into survivorship. They answer questions, coordinate appointments and services, and offer referrals to additional resources, if needed.

A Closer Look At Our Cancer Care

Card image Columbia 1080x720


As part of our ongoing collaboration, Columbia University Irving Medical Center’s skilled neurosurgeons will perform neurosurgeries at Stamford Health.


Our neuro-oncology team is highly skilled in the most advanced and traditional treatments including radiosurgery that target brain tumors with pinpoint accuracy, minimally invasive neurosurgical procedures, chemotherapy, and biologic therapies.
Card image DanaFarber 1080x720


Through our partnerships with the Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center, we offer access to the latest research studies that are usually reserved for patients at academic centers.

Brain Cancer Treatment Options

Our neurosurgeons will work with you and their interdisciplinary partners to customize the appropriate treatment plan for your case, depending on the tumor location and the extent of your cancer.

Our neurosurgeons personalize the surgical options for each patient’s specific case. Whenever possible, our team opts for minimally invasive techniques for higher accuracy and a quicker recovery.
When you need radiation therapy, our expert team depends on the latest technology to care for you. Your radiation oncologist will develop a personalized care plan to target your specific cancer.
If needed, your oncologist will create a plan for your chemotherapy treatment, which will include your dosage of medication and how often you’ll receive it. For immunotherapy, this ground-breaking treatment activates specific parts of the immune system to fight cancer.

Meet Our Providers

  • Surgery
  • Medical Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
Andrea F. Douglas
Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery

(203) 661-3333

sh logo

C. Cory Rosenstein
Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery

(203) 276-4884

sh logo

Christopher J Del Prete
Hematology, Medical Oncology

(203) 276-2695

Steve  Lo
Hematology, Medical Oncology

(203) 276-2695

Steven C Oh
Radiation Oncology

(203) 276-7886

Andrew W Smith
Radiation Oncology

(203) 276-7886

Brain Cancer Symptoms

Brain tumors are rare, but it is helpful to be aware of the signs. While they may vary (and are not always indicative of a brain tumor), common symptoms include:

  • Changes in vision.
  • Seizures.
  • Personality changes.
  • Poor coordination.
  • Memory loss.
  • Frequent confusion and difficulty speaking and comprehending.
  • Recurring headaches (with nausea or vomiting) that last for many days.

Assessment white


Benign: Also called noncancerous, this type of brain tumor grows slowly and is the least aggressive kind.

Malignant: Otherwise known as cancerous, these tumors are life-threatening because of their ability to spread into surrounding tissue.

Primary: These originate in the brain and rarely spread to other parts of the body but may spread within the brain or to the spinal cord.

Metastatic: Also called secondary brain tumors, these start in another part of the body before spreading to the brain. This type is more common than primary brain tumors.

Brain Cancer FAQs

  • How can you recognize the symptoms of brain cancer, and when should you seek medical attention?
    Recognizing the symptoms of brain cancer is crucial for early detection. Common signs may include persistent headaches, changes in vision, and cognitive or motor difficulties. If you experience any concerning symptoms, it's important to seek prompt medical attention. Early diagnosis enhances the effectiveness of treatment and improves outcomes.
  • What screening or diagnostic tests are available at Stamford Health for the detection of brain cancer?
    Stamford Health offers advanced screening and diagnostic tests for the detection of brain cancer. These may include imaging studies such as MRI or CT scans, as well as consultations with specialists to thoroughly evaluate your condition. Our comprehensive diagnostic approach ensures a thorough understanding of your unique situation.
  • How is brain cancer diagnosed, and what is the process for determining an appropriate treatment plan?
    The diagnosis of brain cancer involves a careful process, including imaging tests and consultations with our experienced medical team. Following diagnosis, we work collaboratively to develop an individualized treatment plan that may include surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy. This personalized approach ensures the most effective and tailored care for each patient.
  • Can you get a second opinion on a brain cancer diagnosis and treatment plan at Stamford Health?
    Absolutely. Seeking a second opinion is a valuable step in making informed decisions about your care. At Stamford Health, we encourage and support patients in obtaining second opinions. If you are already a patient here, you can receive a virtual second opinion from the Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center.
  • How does Stamford Health support patients in managing side effects during and after brain cancer treatment and maintaining quality of life?
    Stamford Health is dedicated to supporting patients throughout their journey. Our comprehensive supportive care services include symptom management, counseling, and resources to help individuals cope with the challenges of brain cancer treatment. We prioritize maintaining your quality of life and well-being during and after treatment.
  • How can family members and friends actively support a loved one diagnosed with brain cancer at Stamford Health?
    Family members and friends play a crucial role in providing emotional support. Practical assistance with daily tasks, being present during appointments, and offering a listening ear can make a significant difference. Stamford Health recognizes the importance of a strong support system and encourages loved ones to actively participate in the patient’s journey, providing comfort and companionship.

Our website uses cookies

This website uses cookies to give you the very best experience. Your continued use of this site is considered permission by you to use cookies in this manner. Please review our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use for more information about the data we collect and the types of cookies we use. Please note, if you link off our website to a 3rd party site of any kind, that website has its own terms and conditions.