Brain & Spine Tumor Center

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AT-A-GLANCE

 

Specialized Expertise

If you or a loved one is faced with a tumor of the brain or spine, count on the specialists at the Cadence Brain and Spine Tumor Center. The team of fellowship trained neuro-oncologists offers advanced therapies, a convenient multidisciplinary clinic, and a caring and compassionate staff.

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Please call 630.352.5450 to make an appointment. TTY for the hearing impaired 630.933.4833.

Dedicated Team

The team primarily focuses on primary and metastatic central nervous system tumors, offering specialized care from diagnosis through treatment and rehabilitation. On each visit, your nurse navigator will manage your medical records and facilitate coordination between all doctors regarding your case.

The team is led by:

Your complete care team will meet regularly throughout your treatment to review your case and make unified recommendations. That team may include:

Advanced Technology

At the Cadence Brain and Spine Tumor Center, you have access to the latest technological advancements to treat brain tumors. Cadence Health is the first and only health system in Illinois to make ultra-precise proton therapy available at the CDH Proton Center. Proton therapy offers fewer side effects and less risk of damage to healthy tissue, which is especially important when treating brain and spine tumors.

Additionally, Cadence Health offers sophisticated and precise forms of radiotherapy for brain tumors including Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), Tomotherapy®, and RapidArc®. These advanced radiotherapy technologies improve dose conformity and may shorten treatment times.

CDH is the only hospital in Illinois to offer full-field intraoperative MRI (i-MRI), a state-of-the-art surgical technology that provides high-quality, more-detailed imaging viewable during surgery. By integrating this technology with advanced surgical techniques, your neurosurgeon can conduct scans during surgery to more safely and precisely remove brain tumors, especially around sensitive areas of the brain.

Multidisciplinary Brain and Spine Tumor Clinic

The Cadence Brain Tumor Center offers comprehensive multidisciplinary care to patients with brain tumors. It is the only brain tumor program in the western suburbs of Chicago to have a fellowship trained oncologic neurosurgeon and neuro-oncologist, and a brain tumor-dedicated radiation oncologist*. These specialists collaborate with your referring doctor to develop a personalized treatment plan for you from a convenient, centralized location at the Cadence Cancer Center in Warrenville. You can meet with your physicians and other caregivers in a single, patient-friendly setting. Talk with your doctor to see if you are a good candidate for this type of clinic.

Our surgeons specialize in the care of complex tumors including glioblastoma, astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, ependymoma, medulloblastoma, acoustic neuroma, meningiomas and glomus tumors.

Access to Clinical Trials

Clinical trials study new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat brain tumors. At Cadence Health, you have access to a range of trials. A list of open brain tumor clinical trials is available here.

Supportive Services

Cadence Health brings you a wide range of support resources including a nutritionist, social worker and financial counselor. Additionally, the LivingWell Cancer Resource Center, an affiliate of Cadence Health, provides more than 60 free programs and services to support you and your family throughout cancer treatment. These services range from psychosocial support such as counseling to alternative healing therapies like yoga and massage.

*The CDH Proton Center (Center) is a joint venture between Cadence Health and Radiation Oncology Consultants, Ltd. Both organizations are dedicated to providing proton therapy in Illinois. The physicians that practice at the Center are neither agents nor employees of Cadence Health, nor CDH. They have chosen this facility as the place they wish to care for and treat their private patients.

*The individuals identified are neither agents nor employees of Cadence Health – Central DuPage Hospital, Cadence Health – Delnor Hospital or any of their affiliate organizations. These physicians have selected our facilities as the place where they want to treat and care for their private patients.

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