Multidisciplinary Neuro-Oncology Care

The Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center is home to one of the nation’s leading brain and spinal cord tumor treatment programs, with medical experts experienced in neuro-oncology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, and neuropathology. Our specialists treat adults and children for brain cancer and related medical issues and meet the needs of patients and their family members.

As part of our commitment to making your treatment experience a smooth one, NYU offers convenient, centralized medical services. Children receive treatment at the Hassenfeld Center, a dedicated outpatient day hospital offering the latest medical treatments as well as extensive psychosocial and emotional support, education, healing, and wellness services for patients—from birth to young adulthood. Adult patients receive their care at the state-of-the-art Perlmutter Cancer Center, a collaborative, multidisciplinary clinic setting located on East 34th Street at Third Avenue. Inpatient surgery is performed at NYU Medical Center, just a few blocks from the Perlmutter Cancer Center.

The Perlmutter Cancer Center's multidisciplinary team of professionals—including surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, nurses, social workers, and psychologists—meets twice a week at a Neuro-Oncology Tumor Board. During these meetings, our medical experts review each patient’s condition, lifestyle, needs, and test results; recommend and consider treatment alternatives; and create a personalized cancer care plan.

Our investigators conduct clinical trials to evaluate new chemotherapy drugs, drug combinations, and other treatment approaches for brain cancer. Through studies like these, we make clinically relevant "bench-to-bedside" discoveries and develop targeted therapies. Our Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program conducts multidisciplinary research aimed at providing the newest, most effective treatment options for children with brain and spinal cord tumors. The program maintains a Brain Tumor Bank, which is used by researchers throughout the nation to explore laboratory hypotheses that may lead to improvements in brain and spinal cord tumor treatment.

Whether you are seeking a second opinion or are ready to start treatment, we encourage you to see one of our specialists to learn about your diagnostic and treatment options and make an informed decision about your care.