Vanderbilt Brain Tumor Center

With a brain tumor, the first step you take may be the most important. At the Vanderbilt Brain Tumor Center we offer personalized care for each patient as well as the most advanced treatment technology and techniques available.

Vanderbilt is a national leader in treatment of all types of brain tumors, whether benign or malignant, primary (developing in the brain) or metastatic (spreading from another part of the body).

When you come to Vanderbilt, you can expect:

Your Own Experienced Team: Our team of experts is nationally known for treating brain cancer, so you can feel confident that you're receiving the best care possible. Your team will include specialists from a wide range of fields, including imaging, radiation oncology, surgery, medical oncology, nutrition, mental health and genetic medicine. Our patient care coordinator will work with you to schedule your appointments in a timeframe that's convenient for you and your loved ones.

Better Surgical Outcomes: Vanderbilt has some of the most experienced brain tumor surgeons in the region. Our doctors have performed more than 10,000 brain tumor surgeries. Data shows that more experienced surgeons leads to better outcomes. (Neurosurgery, Jan. 2003)

Caring For All Your Needs: At Vanderbilt, we support you at every step. We offer support, education, wellness services and a Survivorship Clinic that focuses on your well-being even after your treatment is complete.

Cutting-Edge Technology: Vanderbilt offers stereotactic radiosurgery, a low-risk, non-invasive treatment that targets tumors with pinpoint precision. This protects healthy brain tissue, reduces side effects and shortens treatment times. Our Novalis Tx system offers frameless convenience with excellent accuracy and reduced treatment times compared to other systems such as the CyberKnife. Learn more about our radiosurgery program here.

World-class Research: Vanderbilt is a worldwide leader in personalized medicine. We're searching for genetic features that predict how aggressive brain tumors will be or whether they'll respond to certain treatments. We also offer promising new treatments through clinical trials.