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World-Class Glioblastoma Care

We provide leading edge glioblastoma care that centers around you. At Northwestern Medicine, we treat more than a thousand cancerous brain tumors each year. Our physicians have earned international recognition for their expertise in treating glioblastomas. In addition, our physician-scientists have pioneered treatments for these tumors.

Glioblastoma is a complex type of cancerous tumor that most often occurs in the brain. It is aggressive and hard to treat because it grows quickly and can invade healthy brain tissue.

As a leading center for brain tumor research, we look for new ways to treat glioblastoma. Advanced treatments help improve the quality of life for people with glioblastoma.

Schedule an Appointment

Schedule an appointment with us if:

  • You have a newly diagnosed or recurrent glioblastoma.
  • You want a second opinion about a diagnosis or treatment recommendation.
  • Your diagnosis is unclear.
  • You want to participate in one of our clinical trials.

Meet the Team

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Our physicians are among the world’s leading experts in brain cancer care. They specialize in the treating the most challenging conditions. When options are limited, our experienced team can often offer innovative therapies and novel treatments. To make an appointment, call us 24/7 at 312.695.4360 or fill out a form.

Meet the Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute Team

Glioblastoma Clinical Trials

Through the Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute of Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern Medicine, we offer a wide range of services, including access to one of the largest clinical trial portfolios in the Midwest.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) provides special grants called Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs). The Lurie Cancer Center Brain Tumor SPORE, established in 2018, is led by Maciej Lesniak, MD, chair and the Michael J. Marchese Professor of Neurosurgery, with projects led by members of the Department of Neurological Surgery and the Ken and Ruth Davee Department of Neurology aims to advance translational research and improve treatment strategies for highly malignant brain tumors with a focus on glioblastoma.

Our physician scientists are pioneering new treatments for glioblastoma, helping patients live longer:

To learn more, please contact our study coordinator at or call 312.695.1102.

Why Choose Northwestern Medicine

  • Advanced diagnosis and treatment: At Northwestern Medicine, you will have access to the largest neuro-oncology team in the country, including world-renowned experts.
  • Northwestern Brain Tumor Board: This board reviews complex cases. It is made up of leading experts in their fields, including:
  • Access to the first proton center in Illinois: Your care team at the Northwestern Medicine Glioblastoma Program works closely with specialists at Northwestern Medicine Proton Center, one of the few proton therapy centers in the Midwest and the first in Illinois. Proton therapy provides precise amounts of radiation to treat tumors, limiting damage to nearby healthy tissue.
  • Expert pathology reports: Our renowned Neuropathology team specializes in treating tumors of the central nervous system. To evaluate these tumors, we use clinical, radiologic, pathologic and molecular data to make accurate diagnoses.
  • Methylation profiling: Methylation profiling helps accurately diagnose brain tumors based on their genetic makeup. It helps your care team predict how the tumor will respond to certain types of chemotherapy.
  • Dedication to research: We are committed to clinical research and bringing the most advanced treatments to our patients. This translates into better survival rates and quality of life for people with brain and spine tumors.
  • Pioneering new treatments: Our physicians and research scientists seek new treatments for glioblastoma and other gliomas, brain metastases, meningioma, and other brain and spine tumors. These efforts have improved outcomes for glioblastoma.

A National Destination for Brain and Spine Tumor Second Opinions

Finding the right treatment for glioblastoma is key. Getting a second opinion can help you feel confident about your diagnosis and care plan. People from around the world turn to our team for second opinions.

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    Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Top 10 in Neurology & Neurosurgery (No. 10)

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    Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Nationally recognized in Cancer (No. 18)

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