Day in and day out, our physicians and research scientists seek new treatments for glioblastoma and other gliomas, brain metastases, meningioma, and other brain and spinal tumors. This relentless work has made us one of the world's leading brain tumor research centers. We're proud to be part of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, home to one of just six Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grants for brain cancer funded by the National Cancer Institute.
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Pursuing New Glioblastoma TreatmentsOur researchers are recognized leaders in the worldwide fight against the most aggressive form of primary brain cancer.
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Making Discoveries in the Lab and the ClinicMembers of our team publish more than 100 peer-reviewed papers each year on a variety of topics related to brain and spinal tumors.
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Offering New OptionsWe offer more brain tumor clinical trials than any hospital in Chicago, giving patients access to options that are not yet widely available.
Our researchers, or investigators, approach brain and spinal tumors from a variety of perspectives and fields of study.
Resources for Physicians and Scientists
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Skull Base Lab
The Skull Base Lab emphasizes a comprehensive, translational approach using real surgical techniques that equip trainees with the skills they need in the operating room.
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Nervous System Tumor BankThe Northwestern University Nervous System Tumor Bank provides researchers with high-quality patient-derived biospecimens and data.
We're proud to be part of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, which is home to a variety of shared resources and research programs.
Scientists within our institute have leadership positions in the cancer center core facilities and services:
- Mouse Histology & Phenotyping Laboratory, directed by Craig Horbinski, MD, PhD
- Developmental Therapeutics Core, directed by C. David James, PhD