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Top Brain Tumor Treatment in Chicago

Since 2008, our team’s world-class scientific and clinical expertise has enabled us to reach the top tier of neuro-oncology programs in the U.S., offering state-of-the-art therapies to help countless patients with cancers of the brain and spine.

500New brain tumor patients each year
700Brain tumor surgeries every year
8Basic and translational research groups focusing exclusively on brain tumors
26Physicians and 20 nurses dedicated to the care of brain tumor patients
15-20Concurrent clinical trials allowing for today's access of tomorrow's treatments
Comprehensive, state-of-the art neuropathology that allows for diagnostic precision and improved treatments
A social worker and patient navigator dedicated exclusively to brain tumor patients
A health network that brings 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

Connecting Comprehensive Cancer Care With Breakthrough Research at Northwestern

The Malnati Brain Tumor Institute is part of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. In partnership with the cancer center, we can provide patients with the highest level of comprehensive care. Our faculty also have appointments within the following Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine units:

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The institute regularly hosts a range of events for the brain tumor community as well as an annual benefit dinner.

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Our Benefactor

Jean Malnati Miller and her first husband, the late Lou Malnati, established a family tradition of philanthropy more than five decades 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, renaming us the 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 Malnatis' work supporting oncology research.

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