Brain and spine tumors

Brain and spinal cord tumors are some of the most complex cancers to treat. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with this type of cancer, it can be a frightening, unsettling and emotional time.

The neuroscience experts at Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare’s Neuro-Oncology Multidisciplinary Center recognize the challenges that come with having a benign, metastatic, or primary brain and spinal tumor. We work together to treat the disease and provide you and your family with the personalized attention and support you deserve.

Personalized treatment plan

When you come to our Neuro-Oncology Multidisciplinary Center, you’ll meet with a multidisciplinary team—at one time, and in one location.

The team consists of neurosurgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and nurse navigators. We consult with other specialists as needed, such as neurologists, interventional radiologists, advanced practice nurses, dietitians, social workers and financial coordinators.

Your team of experts will evaluate your needs and collaboratively come up with your individualized treatment plan. We consider all treatment options, such as surgery, radiation therapy (including CyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgery), chemotherapy and targeted therapy, to determine what works for you. As a result, you leave the same day knowing what your treatment plan will entail and who will be involved in your care.

Your care team will meet regularly with you and keep your referring physicians informed of your tests, treatments and results, in order to enhance communication and coordination of care.

Contact us

For more information about our Neuro-Oncology Multidisciplinary Center:

Edward Hospital: Contact neuro-oncology coordinator Rose Batiste, APN at 630-646-6079, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Elmhurst Hospital: Contact nurse navigator Caroline Mangan, RN, MS, OCN at 331- 221-2173, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.