Top brain and spine tumor experts are with you every step of the way
Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago is consistently recognized as a top destination in the nation for the evaluation and treatment of brain, spine and skull base tumors. Our neuro-oncology team is one of the largest in the country and includes world-renowned experts. Our radiation oncologists use the latest radiation technologies, including radiosurgery and proton beam therapy. We perform more brain and spine tumor surgeries than any other health system in Illinois.
As one of the nation’s leading centers for brain and spine tumor research, we are dedicated to finding new treatments — and bringing these treatments to patients. Through the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University, you will have access to groundbreaking therapies, including clinical trials and interventions that are not widely available. We specialize in challenging conditions, and our physicians are among the world’s leading experts.
Brain Tumor Patient & Caregiver Forum
Join us in person for our annual Brain Tumor Patient & Caregiver Forum on Monday, October 17. This program is for brain tumor patients and their families. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.
This event will feature our experts discussing advances in brain tumor treatment, as well as skills and resources for managing unique challenges faced by patients and caregivers. Attendees will get the opportunity to ask questions of our experts.
Meet the Team
A National Destination for Brain and Spine Tumors
After you receive a brain or spine tumor diagnosis, finding the right treatment can seem overwhelming. Getting a second opinion can help you feel confident about your diagnosis and treatment plan. People across the country turn to our team of leading experts for second opinions. To make an appointment, call us 24/7 at 833.88.BRAIN (833.882.7246) or fill out a form.
From diagnosis and treatment to support for you and your family, our experts offer comprehensive services for every type of brain and spine tumor, and hereditary conditions that cause brain tumors, including Von Hippel-Lindau disease.
Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment
At Northwestern Memorial Hospital, you will have access to the latest imaging and diagnostic tools available. You will also have access to the most advanced surgical and nonsurgical treatment options. Our neuro-oncology team is one of the largest in the country and includes world-renowned experts. Our radiation oncologists use the latest radiation technologies, including radiosurgery and proton beam therapy.
The Northwestern Neuro-Oncology Tumor Board or the Brain Metastases Tumor Board will perform comprehensive case evaluations for patients with complex diseases. These boards are made up of some of the world’s leading experts in their fields and include:
- Radiation oncologists
- Neurologists specializing in tumor-related epilepsy
- Cancer genetic counselors
Improved Outcomes for Brain and Spine Tumors
Our physicians and research scientists are on the relentless quest for new treatments for glioblastoma and other gliomas, brain metastases, meningioma, and other brain and spine tumors. These efforts have contributed to new treatments and improved outcomes for our patients. Our commitment to clinical research and bringing the most advanced treatments to our patients with brain and spine tumors means better survival rates and a better quality of life.
Expert Pathology Reports
At Northwestern Memorial Hospital, our renowned neuropathology team specializes in tumors of the central nervous system. We provide comprehensive evaluations for brain and spine tumors. We combine clinical, radiologic, pathologic and molecular data to make accurate diagnoses. This translates to better treatments and outcomes. We can even analyze tissue that has been removed at other institutions as part of a second opinion.