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At Northwestern Medicine, we specialize in the treatment of brain and spine tumors, including rare cancers, and perform more brain and spine tumor surgeries than any other health system in Illinois.

Our comprehensive approach to brain and spine tumor care combines state-of-art technology, research based treatments and the talents of a team of experts who work together to ensure you receive the best outcomes possible. When you choose Northwestern Medicine, you will have access to the most advanced treatment options available. You may also be eligible for one of our on-going clinical trials.

Cancer Care Centers

Brain and Spine Tumor Care in Downtown Chicago

Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University provide the most advanced treatment options, and the most clinical trials for tumors of the brain, spine and spinal cord. We are proud to offer the largest brain and spine tumor team in Illinois, and perform the more brain and spine tumor surgeries than any other hospital in Illinois.

Brain, Spine and Neurologic Care in the Northern Suburbs

Northwestern Medicine offers comprehensive, compassionate care in modern, patient-centered facilities.

Brain, Spine and Neurologic Care in the Western Suburbs

The Brain and Spine Tumor Center at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital offers easy access to brain tumor treatment and clinical trials close to a patient’s home.


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Cancer Support Services

Northwestern Medicine offers a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care that includes support services to help nurture and sustain you and your family throughout your cancer journey.

Looking for a Cancer Second Opinion?

It's vital that you're comfortable with your treatment decision and have confidence in your doctor. For these reasons, a second opinion with another specialist can help you make smart treatment decisions.