Gather an all-star treatment team. You want to be under the care of top doctors who work with brain tumor patients all the time. ABC2 has a list of centers that specialize in brain tumor treatment across the country. These centers house the most experienced doctors, have the best technology, and have access to the most clinical trials.
Types of Care Centers
Comprehensive Cancer Centers with Designated Brain Tumor Programs
Comprehensive Cancer Centers have been recognized by the National Cancer Institute for having depth and breadth in laboratory, clinical, and clinic-based research. This is a simple screen to show that the hospital has the infrastructure needed to treat complex cancer cases. Out of the 48 Comprehensive Cancer Centers, ABC2 has selected the ones with designated brain tumor programs.
Additional Recommended Brain Tumor Centers
Not every center with a high-quality brain tumor program is designed to meet the NCI’s criteria in order to be a Comprehensive Cancer Center. ABC2 has had experience with each of these centers and they have shown themselves to be able to provide high-quality brain cancer treatment.
Children’s Cancer Centers with Designated Brain Tumor Programs
We strongly recommend that childhood brain cancer patients see pediatric neuro-oncologists in a specialized children’s hospital setting. These children’s hospitals have dedicated brain tumor teams, and many are connected with larger hospitals, research institutions and Comprehensive Cancer Centers.