Brain, Spine and Neurologic Cancer Care in Downtown Chicago

The Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute (MBTI) is a nationally recognized leader in the fight against brain and spinal cord tumors, offering patients the most advanced clinical trial and treatment options available.

The MBTI's ability to unite the world-class resources of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University with the research and medical expertise of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine allows the MBTI to provide patients with the best possible care at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, one of the country's premier academic medical centers.

Nationally recognized programs, techniques and technology

The Northwestern Medicine Spine Center, part of the Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care (CCOSC) at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, uses the latest techniques to treat acute and chronic spinal disorders. Making use of leading-edge techniques and technology, regenerative- and nanotechnology-based bone graft substitutes, computer-navigated surgery, minimally-invasive spine surgery and stereotactic radiosurgery, the Spine Center offers programs for the management of spine and neurologic tumors.

The Northwestern Medicine Spine Tumor Program, part of the CCOSC, uses a comprehensive approach to cancer care that incorporates the expertise of specialists across disciplines and makes use of advanced technology in the treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the spine and spinal cord. The multidisciplinary team uses approaches that include:

  • Stealth navigational instruments
  • Operative microscopes
  • Sophisticated neurological monitoring
  • Intraoperative computed tomography (CT) scanning
  • Complex spinal instruments

This enables the care team to not only treat the most complex spinal tumors, but helps them to perform extensive reconstructive procedures.

Cancer Care Centers

Contact Us

For more information or to request an appointment at the Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute or the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, call 866.LURIE.CC or 312.695.0990.

For more information or to request an appointment at the Northwestern Medicine Spine Center or the Spine Tumor Program, call 855.4NM.SPINE (855.466.7746).