Launching the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute
The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, in partnership with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, has launched the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute to accelerate efforts, advance research breakthroughs and, improve treatment, outcomes, and quality of life for patients with brain and spinal tumors.
The result of this commitment is the presence of some of the country’s most esteemed experts in the care of patients with brain and spinal tumors and a team of research scientists focused on the complexities of the brain’s cell and molecular biology. Leading this team are co-directors, James Chandler, MD, and Jeffrey Raizer, MD.
“Northwestern boasts an incredible and growing team of experts in the fields of neurology, neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, and radiation oncology, along with a team of internationally-renowned research scientists,” according to Dr. Chandler. “The institute unites these minds in pursuit of our efforts to offer patients hope for a healthier future.”
Dr. Raizer sees the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute “as a pyramid, with the base being the full complement of medical and surgical care, research efforts, and supportive services, rising to a pinnacle that is the patient.” Together, these physicians and their colleagues can help patients and their families more bravely face one of the greatest challenges of their lives.
Dr. Chandler, co-director and surgical director of the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute, and the Rudy E. Sabbagha, MD, Distinguished Physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, is associate professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Dr. Raizer, co-director and medical director of the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute, and director of Medical Neuro-Oncology at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, is associate professor in the Ken and Ruth Davee Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurological Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine.