Welcome to the neuro-oncology service at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

The neuro-oncology service:

- provides state of the art treatment for patients with the following diagnoses, as well as other rarer brain and spinal tumour conditions: brain metastases, benign and malignant skull base tumours, meningiomas, vestibular schwannomas, pituitary tumours, medulloblastoma, and gliomas (including both low and high-grade gliomas).

- has specialist expertise in stereotactic radiosurgery using the Novalis platform and delivery of craniospinal radiotherapy.

- undertakes the care of teenage and young adult neuro-oncology.

- offers access to neuro-oncology research with numerous clinical trials open at any one time covering the breadth of our neuro-oncology practice. We also have also links with the Phase I clinical trials unit at Addenbrookes Hospital which run early phase clinical trials

Team Members

Dr Sarah Jefferies, Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Dr Raj Jena, Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Dr Fiona Harris, Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Lorraine Muffett Neuro-Oncology Nurse Practitioner

Asha Philip Neuro Oncology Support Nurse

Kate Burton Consultant Radiographer in Neuro-oncology

Rosanna Stott Specialist Stereotactic Radiotherapy Radiographer

Carrie Langham Secretary

Our Service

We run a Consultant led service and make every effort for you to meet all members of the team. You will however have a designated consultant. As we are a teaching hospital we also have Registrars who work alongside us on a rotational programme.

Your Pathway

The treatment pathway can vary for each patient but often entails radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Wherever possible we will also offer the opportunity to consider joining a clinical trial. Where possible you will meet your clinical nurse specialist (Lorraine or Asha) at your first appointment and you will then be signposted to the person who is your first point of contact for this part of your journey.