Compassionate care from an expert team
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, your team of neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists and nurse navigators will guide you through diagnosis, treatment and beyond — always making your quality of life a top priority.
They specialize in delivering personalized care for all types of brain tumors, from malignant (cancerous) to benign (noncancerous) tumors, including glioblastoma (an aggressive form of astrocytoma), meningioma, medulloblastoma, schwannoma and metastatic brain cancer.
Metastatic brain cancer services
If you have metastatic brain cancer (also known as brain mets), there is hope. Research suggests that cancer patients who are treated by multiple specialists working together have better survival outcomes. 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.
Expert second opinions
If you're looking to confirm your brain tumor diagnosis and fully explore all your potential treatment options, include clinical trials, Rush brain tumor specialists can help. Schedule a second opinion by calling (312) CANCER-1.
Excellence in Brain Tumor Care
Nationally ranked cancer care
Rush is consistently recognized as one of the top cancer centers in the country in U.S. News and World Report.
A multidisciplinary team of brain tumor experts
At Rush 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.
Top-rated neurosurgery program
The neurosurgery and neurology programs at Rush are ranked No. 8 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Our nationally renowned neurosurgeons are experts in minimally invasive techniques and leading-edge procedures for treating brain tumors.
Leader in treating young adults with brain tumors
Support for your whole family
The brain tumor team puts your quality of life and your family’s needs first. The Rush University Cancer Center's supportive care services offers many resources to help you and your family cope with the physical and emotional effects of brain cancer. Social workers, therapists, nutritionists, integrative medicine specialists, chaplains and patient navigators are all available to support you through your treatment and beyond.
"Coming to a comprehensive brain tumor center like Rush is good for patients because brain cancer affects the part of your body that helps you function day-to-day, and have experts in both neurology and cancer working togther to help each patient."
Clement Pillainayagam, MD