Rush brain tumor specialists in cancer, neurology and neurosurgery provide the highest level of care for you — focusing on your survival and quality of life.
Among the Best in the U.S. for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Cancer Care
U.S. News & World Report ranked Rush University Medical Center No. 3 in the country — and the best in Illinois — for neurology and neurosurgery, and among the best in the nation for cancer care.
The Rush Approach to Brain Tumor Care
Finding out you have a brain tumor can be overwhelming. But having a team of experts in your corner can help you determine your next steps.
At Rush, we bring together specialists in cancer, neurology and neurosurgery to ensure that you have the highest level of care possible. Research suggests you have better survival outcomes when you are treated by multiple specialists working together. Your team will include neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists and nurse navigators. They work together — with you and the center — to address the tumor, your quality of life and your day-to-day functioning.
We also offer expert care — and hope — to those who have metastatic brain cancer (also known as brain mets). At our metastatic brain cancer clinic, you will meet with a multidisciplinary team that will work together to determine the best course of action for your situation. The clinic offers appointments within a few days of your call.
Rush Excellence in Brain Tumor Care
- A multidisciplinary team of experts: At Rush University Medical Center, you may receive care through the Coleman Foundation Comprehensive Brain Tumor Clinic where you’ll meet with your care team together in a single visit. Your team may include a neuro-oncologist, neurosurgeon, radiation oncologist, as well as a nurse coordinator. Research shows that when you get care from a multidisciplinary team, your outcomes and quality of life are often better.
- Neurosurgery expertise: If you need brain surgery to treat your tumor, you're in the best hands. Rush's neurosurgeons are leaders in the field and specialize in minimally invasive techniques and leading-edge procedures to treat brain tumors.
- Dedicated care for young adults with brain tumors: Rush's brain tumor team specializes in treating young adults who have been diagnosed with a brain tumor. They seamlessly collaborate with pediatric oncologists and neurosurgeons to provide personalized care for young adults — with a focus on quality of life.
- Care and support at every level: A brain tumor can cause plenty of physical and emotional stress for you and your whole family. We will partner with you and your loved ones to address all aspects of your journey. Our cancer supportive care offers a number of resources to help you and your family cope, including psychosocial oncology, nutrition counseling, spiritual support and more. And Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center in Aurora offers a wide range of services free of charge to anyone who has been affected by cancer.
- Support groups: The West Suburban Brain Tumor Support Group at Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center in Aurora and Living Well Cancer Resource Center in Geneva provides you, your family and friends information about brain tumors, treatment and resources, as well as support and connection with others facing a brain tumor diagnosis. A neurology nursing specialist and a hospital chaplain facilitate the group.