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Among the World's Leading Experts in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chordoma

Chordomas are rare tumors that occur in the bones of the skull base and spine. They are malignant, potentially fatal tumors that tend to grow slowly and spread to other parts of the body if left untreated. Learn more about chordoma.

Navigating a medical system can be particularly daunting for patients seeking physicians experienced in treating chordomas. At the Northwestern Medicine Chordoma Center, we provide advanced treatment options for patients from around the world who have chordomas. Our patients are cared for by a team of experts, including neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, reconstructive/plastic surgeons, oncology social workers and rehabilitation specialists.