If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with a brain tumor, you want the best care from a team that not only offers the latest therapies, but is also conducting research to make treatment even better and more effective. As one of New York’s highest volume brain tumor treatment centers, NewYork-Presbyterian's Brain Tumor Centers provide comprehensive care to hundreds of people with brain tumors each year. This includes primary as well as metastatic tumors. Among the busiest programs in the nation and a leading academic medical center, we are at the forefront of brain tumor research. Our clinical activities are combined with vigorous research efforts, aimed at improving outcomes for patients with brain and spinal tumors.
World-Recognized Leaders in Cancer Care
U.S. News & World Report has named NewYork-Presbyterian a top-ranked hospital in the country for cancer treatment. We are home to two of the nation's leading cancer centers: the National Cancer Institute-designated Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center of New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center (one of only four comprehensive cancer centers in New York State) and the Weill Cornell Medicine Meyer Cancer Center in Partnership with NewYork-Presbyterian.
A Team Approach
Our highly experienced physicians – including neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, radiation oncologists, neuro-radiologists, neuro-pathologists, and other specialists – create a treatment plan tailored to your individual diagnosis and needs. Our cancer specialists from all related fields meet regularly to discuss treatment options and outcomes for various cases.
Advanced, Personalized Treatments
We use many of the most advanced techniques to treat newly diagnosed and recurrent primary and metastatic tumors, including minimally invasive neurosurgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Through our precision medicine program, our physicians analyze the biology of your tumor and aim to choose treatments that target the molecular signals driving the growth of your cancer.
NewYork-Presbyterian continues a nearly century-long history of conducting pioneering research to help advance and improve treatments for brain cancer. Our doctors and scientists work hand-in-hand, bridging the gap between the lab and the bedside by giving patients safe access to advanced therapies. We are currently exploring new approaches to brain cancer treatment involving precision medicine, brachytherapy, immunotherapy, and gene therapy. You may have an opportunity to participate in a clinical trial.
Supportive Care to Address All Your Needs
We help relieve your symptoms, assist you with practical matters such as lodging and financial issues, and offer psychosocial support for you and your family during your treatment. Each person on your extended care team — from physician assistant and registered nurse to patient care coordinator and social worker — is focused on your comfort. We understand the burden that brain cancer can place on your life and the lives of your loved ones, and we do whatever we can to lessen that burden.
Specialists and Subspecialists in Every Area
At NewYork-Presbyterian, we treat the whole person. You'll have access to the full resources at our top-ranked academic medical centers, including specialists from all areas who collaborate with our cancer experts to provide comprehensive care. This collaboration makes NewYork-Presbyterian an excellent choice for people with brain cancer.