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As one of the country’s leading brain tumor centers, we're dedicated to providing you with the most advanced care—from diagnosis and treatment to follow-up—while also pioneering innovative research.
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A skilled team, dedicated to you

When you learn that you have a brain tumor, you may feel scared, confused and unsure of what to do next. The specialists at Northwell Health Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery's Brain Tumor Center are here to guide you through the next steps.

Through the expertise of our neuropathology team, we use the most advanced techniques for the diagnosis and prognosis of your tumor to determine the best course of treatment. Because there are many kinds of brain tumors, there are different ways to treat them. You will receive the best treatment plan for your specific condition and, after your treatment, a full evaluation to see what kind, if any, of physical therapy you’ll need to recover.

Research and clinical trials

At the Brain Tumor Center, we’re constantly researching new cures and treatments. You may be able to participate in clinical trials to gain access to advanced medications and treatments while also assisting in the development of these methods for future patients.

Our research arm at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, the Laboratory for Brain Tumor Biology and Therapy, draws experts from multiple disciplines to participate in cutting-edge research in brain and spinal cord tumors. Our Brain Tumor Biotech Center, also at the Feinstein Institute, is the only biotech center in the world dedicated to accelerating treatments for patients with brain tumors. Our internationally renowned experts are constantly pursuing new avenues of clinical research to improve patients’ lives.

Tissue Donation Program

Through the Tissue Donation Program (TDP) at the Feinstein Institute, we are collecting both malignant and benign tumor samples for research purposes. By supporting research initiatives, the Brain Tumor Bank may improve diagnostics and therapy for people with brain tumors.

The tumor board

The tumor board consists of an internationally recognized multidisciplinary team of more than 20 physicians and specialists who meet weekly at various locations throughout Northwell to review and discuss individual brain tumor cases. The tumor board will look into the details of your condition and determine the best course of action for treatment—giving you multiple opinions from a variety of extensively trained experts in neurosurgery.

Our staff is dedicated to educating the next generation of medical professionals at our renowned medical school.

We’re empowering imagination and supporting pioneering discovery to transform our field and create a better tomorrow.

With our FollowMyHealth™ Patient Portal, you can enjoy the convenience of accessing your medical records and health information—anywhere, anytime.

Brain Tumor Center news
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Two studies are testing the efficacy of intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) for preventing tumor regrowth for one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer – glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).
Physicians from the department of neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital are participating in a first in-human clinical research study to demonstrate the safety of an investigational surgical technique for patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) – one of the most aggressive forms o…
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While many high school students relish the summer to relax, Olivia Frischman, 16 and a rising junior, from Westchester, NY, decided to spend a portion of her summer at Lenox Hill Hospital shadowing John Boockvar, MD, neurosurgeon, director of the hospital's Brain Tumor Center and professor at the F…
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