Why Choose Us
Advanced, personalized treatments
If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with a brain tumor, you want the best care from a team that offers the latest therapies and clinical trials of promising new treatments. The Weill Cornell Medicine Meyer Cancer Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital provides comprehensive care for people with primary and metastatic brain tumors (cancer that spreads to the brain from other parts of the body).
Our multidisciplinary brain tumor team creates a personalized treatment plan for you, carefully considering your tumor type, size, and location, as well as your age and overall physical health. We treat brain tumors such as meningioma, glioblastoma, astrocytoma, low-grade glioma, ependymoma, vestibular schwannoma, and pituitary tumors using minimally invasive neurosurgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.
We lead and participate in clinical trials for new therapies and innovative ways to treat brain cancers. Researchers are assessing investigational therapies, such as targeted therapies and treatments, which harness the power of the immune system to fight cancer (immunotherapy). If you're interested in enrolling in a clinical trial, your doctor can help determine if you're eligible to participate.
A team of brain tumor specialists
Our neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, neuro-radiologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and neuropathologists work together to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for you, often combining approaches to achieve the best results. Your team meets with you and your caregivers to ensure everyone understands all treatment options so you can make an informed decision about what’s best. Our doctors are also on the neuro-oncology team at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Our Approach to Care
Comprehensive care for people with brain tumors
We understand the burden that a brain tumor can place on your life and the lives of your loved ones, and we do whatever we can to lessen that burden. Your team includes nutritionists, palliative care specialists, and psychosocial support professionals. We help relieve your symptoms, assist you with practical matters such as financial issues, and offer support for you and your caregivers during your treatment. Every person on your care team is focused on your comfort and well-being.