Brain and Spinal Tumors

When you’re diagnosed with a brain or spinal tumor, you need the experience and expertise of a cancer center that is backed by cutting-edge research with a team of specialists dedicated to you. 

At the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC), our highly experienced neuro-oncology care team is ready to help you navigate every step of your cancer journey. The Departments of Neurological Surgery, Radiation Oncology, and Division of Neuro-Oncology bring together brain and spinal cancer experts from Columbia University, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital to give you the most advanced therapies and world-renowned care. 

Our Expertise at Your Service

At the HICCC, our experts see many people with brain or spinal tumors each year. We not only offer the latest therapies for brain and spinal tumors, our team of researchers and physicians work every day to find new and better ways to treat brain and spinal tumors. When you come here, you’ll have the benefit of working with a team at the forefront of brain and spinal tumor research and care. 

We’re ranked among the best hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals, and we’re backed by the power of the National Cancer Institute, which designated Columbia University as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, its highest designation. 

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State-of-the-Art Care and the Newest Therapies

Treatment for brain tumors and spinal tumors has improved vastly in the past 20 years thanks to new research. At the HICCC, the discoveries made here in our labs lead to new ways to treat cancer.

You’ll Have Your Own Team of Brain or Spinal Tumor Experts

Brain and spinal tumors are complicated, and they require a team working together to give you the best care possible.

You will have a team of brain or spinal tumor specialists, who will design a treatment plan that is specific to your cancer’s genetic fingerprint and your personal wishes. You will feel like a valuable part of this team, because you are. And, your compassionate care team at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital will treat you with the warmth and respect you deserve.

Your team will coordinate your care from your treatment through survivorship. You will also have access to information and support beyond your doctors and nurses with experts across every specialty at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

You’ll Have a Wealth of Support Resources

We created our Patient Support Services to provide you with care and support outside of traditional medical care. Through this service, you’ll have access to complementary treatments like acupuncture, resources for stress management, yoga therapy, spiritual support, support groups, and more.

Patient Support Services

Support Resources