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Brain Tumor Treatment Centers

IU Health Methodist Hospital

IU Neuro-Oncology Program

355 West 16th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46202, United States

Phone number:

317-963-8142

Street address:

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Additional Information:

Data for this institution collected in 2020.

Accreditations:

  • National Cancer Institute Designation: Yes
  • Nurse Magnet Status: Yes
  • Academic Affiliation: Indiana University School of Medicine

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:
  • 3 Neuro-oncologists or Medical Oncologists specializing in brain/spine tumors
  • 5 Brain Neurosurgeons
  • 4 Spine Neurosurgeons
  • 2 Radiation Oncologists
  • 2 Neuropathologists

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

  • >150 Primary tumor patients
  • >150 Metastatic (Secondary) tumor patients

Number of Adult Patients Treated with Surgery Annually:

  • 120 Primary brain tumor patients
  • 70 Metastatic (Secondary) brain tumor patients
  • 30 Primary spine tumor patients
  • 30 Metastatic (Secondary) spine tumor patients
  • 100 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.

Available:

Drug:

    Imaging Treatments and Technologies:

    • MRI Spectroscopy
    • MRI Tractography
    • Perfusion MRI

    Other:

      Radiation Treatments and Technologies:

      • 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy (3D-CRT)
      • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
      • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

      Surgical Treatments and Technologies:

      • Awake Craniotomy
      • Brain Mapping
      • Endoscopic Surgery
      • Intraoperative MRI
      • Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT)
      • Minimally Invasive Surgery

      Other:

      • 18-FET-PET imaging

      Clinical Trials:

      Investigational treatments (or other interventions) available for the categories below:
      • Low Grade Glioma
      • Meningioma
      • Metastatic Brain Tumors

      Other:

      • 18-FET-PET imaging study

      Support Services Available:

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

      Available:

      • Advanced practice nurse
      • Brain tumor board
      • Brain tumor support group
      • Caregiver support services
      • Discounted lodging
      • Financial aid services
      • Inpatient/Outpatient rehabilitation
      • Molecular testing
      • Neurological Intensive Care Unit (Neuro ICU)
      • Neuropsychological evaluation and/or cognitive rehabilitation
      • Oncology social worker
      • Palliative care
      • Survivorship services
      • Transportation services

      Last updated February 25, 2022