Brain Tumor Center

A patient-centered approach to care

The Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Brain Tumor Center offers medical, surgical and neuro-oncologic care for primary and metastatic tumors of the brain. The Department of Neurosurgery provides diagnostic and treatment services for the full range of neurosurgical conditions. Many of the procedures done on both children and adults can be done using minimally invasive neurosurgery techniques. The team takes a patient-centered approach to care since no two individual brain cancer patients respond in the same way to treatment. Our multidisciplinary team of specialist provides highly individualized diagnostic and treatment services while delivering care in a compassionate, family-involved environment where education and psychosocial support are top priorities. Our support staff has a single goal: to provide the highest level of patient satisfaction with our services. A unique strength of our program at the Brain Cancer Center is the ability to translate research findings from the laboratory into clinical practice, giving brain tumor patients direct and rapid access to the latest treatment alternatives.

Patient Story

neurosurgeon removes tumors from couple

Heather and Tony

Heather and Tony Tommasi's story involves a benign brain tumor, a malignant brain tumor, a Cedars-Sinai neurosurgeon, and frequent reference to the word "fortunately."

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nasa adapts a camera for neurosurgeons to use to view and remove tumors

NASA Camera Looks for Tumors

NASA Camera Looks for Tumors - Neurosurgeons and researchers at the Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute are adapting a camera on loan from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to focus on brain tumor tissue...

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