Brain Tumor Center

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Siteman’s Brain Tumor Center treats patients with compassion, respect, and the best science has to offer.

The brain is responsible for so much of what makes us who we are: our memories, our personalities, our thoughts and feelings. It can be terribly frightening to learn that you have a tumor in such a vital place.

At Siteman Cancer Center, our exceptional Washington University Physicians, oncologists, surgeons and scientists combine world-class care with a commitment to making brain tumor treatments even better.

From the laboratory to the clinic to the hospital room, our multi-disciplinary team works together to bring patients personalized, effective medicine.

Many patients with brain tumors are able to lead full and productive lives. At Siteman, we will do our utmost to help you meet your treatment goals.

The Siteman Advantage

Patients who come to Siteman benefit from the experience and empathy of our providers as well as the research taking place every day under our roof.

  • National leaders in brain tumor treatment: The Brain Tumor Center is one of the highest-volume facilities in the United States, treating more than 1,000 patients every year. Our Washington University neurosurgeons and oncologists are at the front of their field, making crucial discoveries about how brain tumors develop and creating new, improved therapies.
  • Personalized care: Siteman is a trailblazer in using genomic analysis to develop personalized treatment plans for patients. This means that when you come to Siteman, we may genetically analyze your tumor tissue to better select treatments for you.
  • Multi-disciplinary teams: Siteman brain tumor patients are treated by a team of providers from a number of specialties. The members of your team will collaborate on your care. To make things easier for you, we will try to arrange appointments with multiple providers on the same day.
  • Unmatched surgical expertise: The Washington University neurosurgeons at Siteman are nationally-renowned for their skill. Using advanced technologies, such as MRI-guided laser interstitial therapy, they can develop a plan for tumors that other centers would consider inoperable

Brain Tumor Treatment

Every brain tumor is unique. That’s why each patient who comes to Siteman receives their own treatment plan.

We offer every treatment technique available, including established approaches such as surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, as well as newer methods such as immunotherapy and targeted therapy.

At Siteman, if you need it, you can get it.


Research is the driving force behind the Brain Tumor Center. We believe that by continuing to study how brain tumors develop and grow, we will be able to design better treatments and help more patients achieve positive outcomes.

Siteman patients benefit directly from the work conducted by their providers. Our Washington University surgeons and oncologists incorporate their discoveries into patient care whenever possible. This means that the treatment you get at Siteman will be based on the very latest science.

Clinical trials are a key part of medical research. They’re studies evaluating new therapies and approaches, and they can be crucial in the treatment of brain tumors. Siteman offers more clinical trials than any other center in the region. We frequently offer patients clinical trials as their first line of care.

Explore Siteman’s clinical trials for brain tumors.

Here for you

As a patient at Siteman’s Brain Tumor Center, you will always be the most important person in the room. We will do what is best for you, and not what is easy for our physicians.

Having a brain tumor is a difficult diagnosis. Through precision surgeries, genetically-targeted therapies, and leading-edge medicine, we hope to give our patients their best chance of success.