The Spine Center at UCSF Medical Center provides a rapid case review, within 48 hours of submission, to evaluate complex, challenging spine tumor cases, including those of an urgent matter that can't wait for review at the monthly Tumor Board.

The Spine Center brings together world-renowned specialists in orthopedics, neurosurgery and other specialties to review spine tumors that are rare, difficult to diagnose or have failed previous treatment. Our team includes cancer specialists, complementary medicine specialists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurses, physiatrists, physical therapists, radiologists and rheumatologists.

If you're a physician with an urgent case that requires immediate review, please contact Dr. Christopher Ames, co-director of the UCSF Spine Center and UCSF Neurospinal Surgery.