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Neurologic Cancer Program

The Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute is committed to providing you the latest in diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship for brain and central nervous system (CNS) cancer patients.  When diagnosed with a brain or CNS cancer our team provides you the information, treatment, and support you need for cancer survival. 
Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute offers you the latest treatment advances.   Options may include:  surgery, targeted chemotherapy, radiation therapy—stereotactic radiosurgery, and participation in a clinical trial.  Your treatment options are discussed during the Brain and CNS Multidisciplinary Planning Conference, compared to national guidelines and standards, and then individualized for you.       
Program Quality & Outcomes

Meet our Brain and CNS Cancer Team

· Surgeons

Phillip Esce, MD, Program Vice-Chair
Christopher Chittum, MD
Timothy Monroe, MD


· Medical Oncologists

Eric Nelson, MD

· Radiation Oncologists

Heather Allen, MD
Amarinthia Curtis, MD
Drew Monitto, MD, Program Chair

· Pathologists

John Caldwell, MD
Alfred Campbell, MD

· Radiologists (Diagnostic)

Kelan J Brown, MD
Joan Hu Burkhardt, MD
Caroline P Daly, MD
Michael J Enright, MD
William T Joyce, III, MD
Joseph A Kavanagh, MD
Joseph K Kurkjian, MD
Jeffery M Newman, MD
Neil H Parnes, MD
F P Ryan, MD
David R Stoppenhagen, MD
Lawrence N Warren, Jr, MD

· Radiologists (Interventional)

Brian Baghdady, MD
KyranDowling, MD
Arthur Freedman, MD
Richard Harp, MD

· Pain Management and Supportive Care

Brian Bell, MD


· Clinical Navigator

 Sharon Bartelt, RN, MSN, MBA, CPHQ, CSSBB, OCN

· Clinical Research
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Gibbs Cancer Center is a multidisciplinary cancer center located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. It is one of the original National Cancer Institute's Community Cancer Centers Program and Community Clinical Oncology Program sites. Gibbs is nationally recognized cancer treatment and research facility with affiliations with MD Anderson Physicians Network and the Medical University of South Carolina's Hollings Cancer Center.

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