Brain Tumor Center

Being diagnosed with a brain tumor can cause shock, fear, and confusion. For most people, having a brain tumor raises a lot of questions about what to do, where to go, and how to find the most comprehensive care.

The specialists of the Brain Tumor Center at the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center are here to help. From diagnosis to treatment, our experienced, concerned team of experts specializes in the comprehensive treatment of brain and spinal tumors -- and can offer the most advanced surgical and non-surgical options.

Anna Litchfield During an awake craniotomy, a surgeon carefully removes a brain tumor while a neurologist monitors brain function to avoid critical damage. Read Anna's story.

Innovative Treatments

Our doctors are experts in neuro-oncology -- the study and treatment of tumors involving the central nervous system, from common benign brain tumors like meningiomas and acoustic neuromas to more aggressive gliomas, including glioblastomas. Our skilled, multidisciplinary team provides innovative therapies, combined with compassion and support, to patients with benign and malignant brain tumors.

If you're a patient at the Center, our doctors will individualize your care based on your specific needs. Their primary goal is to help treat your tumor while minimizing changes in the way your body functions and in your quality of life.