Brain Tumor Treatment Centers

NorthShore University HealthSystem

Brain Tumor Program

2650 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, Illinois, 60201, United States

Phone number:

877-570-7020

Street address:

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Additional Information:

Data for this institution collected in 2019.

Accreditations:

  • National Cancer Institute Designation: No
  • Nurse Magnet Status: Yes
  • Academic Affiliation: University of Chicago 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:
  • 2 Neuro-oncologists or Medical Oncologists specializing in brain/spine tumors
  • 2 Brain Neurosurgeons
  • 2 Spine Neurosurgeons
  • 3 Radiation Oncologists
  • 1 Neuropathologists

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

  • 50 Primary tumor patients
  • 75 Metastatic (Secondary) tumor patients

Number of Adult Patients Treated with Surgery Annually:

  • 50 Primary brain tumor patients
  • 75 Metastatic (Secondary) brain tumor patients
  • 10 Primary spine tumor patients
  • 12 Metastatic (Secondary) spine tumor patients
  • 50 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
  • Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

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
  • Financial assistance services
  • Inpatient/Outpatient rehabilitation
  • Neurological Intensive Care Unit (Neuro ICU)
  • Neuropsychological evaluation and/or cognitive rehabilitation
  • Oncology social worker
  • Palliative care
  • Survivorship services
  • Transportation services

Last updated December 10, 2021