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Brain Tumor Treatment Centers

Carle Foundation Hospital

Carle Brain & Spinal Cord Tumors Center

610 North Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, Illinois, 61801, United States

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This institution meets 7/7 of the Guiding Principles for CNS Tumor Treatment Programs

Institution part of Carle Health

Awards/Certifications: Academic Comprehensive Cancer Program (ACAD)

Data for this program collected in 2023


  • National Cancer Institute Designation: No
  • Nurse Magnet Status: Yes
  • Academic Affiliation: Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Number of Full-Time Physicians:

Number of full-time physicians in this treatment program who dedicate at least 40% of their clinical practice to the treatment of adult patients diagnosed with brain and/or spine tumors:
  • 5 Neuro-oncologists or Medical Oncologists specializing in brain/spine tumors
  • 1 Brain Neurosurgeons
  • 2 Spine Neurosurgeons
  • 3 Radiation Oncologists
  • 0 Neuropathologists

Number of Adult Patients Treated for Brain and/or Spine Tumors Annually:

  • ~100 Primary tumor patients
  • ~120 Metastatic (Secondary) tumor patients

Number of Adult Patients Treated with Surgery Annually:

  • ~60 Primary brain tumor patients
  • ~20 Metastatic (Secondary) brain tumor patients
  • ~5 Primary spine tumor patients
  • ~12 Metastatic (Secondary) spine tumor patients
  • ~20 Skull base tumor patients

Specialized Treatments and Technologies Available:

Identifies whether the following treatment options are offered either at this institution or at an affiliated center.



    Imaging Treatments and Technologies:

    • fMRI
    • MRI Spectroscopy
    • MRI Tractography
    • Perfusion MRI
    • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)


      Radiation Treatments and Technologies:

      • 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy (3D-CRT)
      • Hippocampal avoidance (for WBRT)
      • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
      • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

      Surgical Treatments and Technologies:

      • Awake Craniotomy
      • Brain Mapping
      • Endoscopic Surgery
      • Fluorescence-guided surgery
      • Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT)
      • Minimally Invasive Surgery


      • Tumor treating fields
      • Immunotherapy
      • Intrathecal chemotherapy
      • Targeted therapy
      • EEG

      Clinical Trials:

      Investigational treatments (or other interventions) available for the categories below:
      • Meningioma
      • Metastatic Brain Tumors
      • Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma
      • Recurrent Glioblastoma

      Support Services Available:

      Identifies whether the following clinical and non-clinical support services are offered either at this institution or at an affiliated center.


      • Advanced practice registered nurse
      • Brain tumor board
      • Caregiver support services
      • Case manager
      • Certified neuro registered nurse
      • CNS tumor educational resources
      • Discounted lodging
      • Financial aid services
      • Inpatient rehabilitation
      • Molecular testing
      • Neurological Intensive Care Unit (Neuro ICU)
      • Neuropsychology services for CNS tumor patients
      • Nurse Navigator
      • Oncology social worker
      • Outpatient Rehabilitation
      • Palliative care
      • Survivorship services
      • Transportation services

      Last updated May 4, 2023