Brain Tumor Treatment Centers

National Cancer Institute

Neuro-Oncology Branch

10 Center Drive, Bethesda, Maryland, 20892, United States

Phone number:

240-760-6010

Street address:

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Accreditations:

  • National Cancer Institute Designation: No
  • Nurse Magnet Status: Yes
  • Academic Affiliation: Neuro-Oncology Branch (NOB), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine Department of Oncology

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

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

  • >200 Primary tumor patients
  • 0 Metastatic (Secondary) tumor patients

Number of Adult Patients Treated with Surgery Annually:

  • 118 Primary brain tumor patients
  • 0 Metastatic (Secondary) brain tumor patients
  • [no data] Primary spine tumor patients
  • 0 Metastatic (Secondary) spine tumor patients
  • [no data] 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:

Imaging Treatments and Technologies:

  • MRI Spectroscopy
  • MRI Tractography
  • Perfusion MRI

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
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

Clinical Trials:

Investigational treatments (or other interventions) available for the categories below:
  • Meningioma
  • Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma
  • Other Malignant Glioma
  • Recurrent Glioblastoma

Other:

  • Ependymoma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Pineoblastoma/Pineocytoma
  • Choroid Plexus Carcinoma/Papilloma
  • Chordoma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Midline Glioma
  • ATRT
  • Gliosarcoma or Primary Brain Sarcoma

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 assistance 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

Other:

Data for this institution collected in 2020.

This institution treats primary CNS tumors only.

Last updated February 25, 2022