After ten years, our team of experts’ world-class scientific and clinical expertise has enabled us to reach the top tier of neuro-oncology programs in the US, offering state-of-the-art therapies to help countless patients who have been diagnosed with cancers of the brain and spine.
New brain tumor patients each year
Brain tumor surgeries every year
Basic and translational research groups focusing exclusively on brain tumors
Physicians and 20 nurses dedicated to the care of brain tumor patients
Concurrent clinical trials allowing for today's access of tomorrow's treatments
A social worker dedicated to brain tumor patients
A health network that brings the expertise to a hospital near you
The most modern and up-to-date technology, including neuro-navigation, awake surgery, Gamma-Knife and Proton-beam radiotherapy
A Generous Gift
Jean Malnati Miller and her first husband, the late Lou Malnati, established a family tradition of philanthropy 47 years ago that continues today. In November 2017, the Lou Malnati Cancer Research Foundation made a transformational gift to the Institute to help advance education, research and patient care and rename us Northwestern Medicine Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Visit the foundation’s annual cancer benefit website to learn more about the Malnati's work supporting oncology research.
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