Metastatic Brain Tumor Program
Led by Chirag G. Patil, MD, a neurosurgeon and Director of the Center for Neurosurgical Outcomes Research at Cedars-Sinai, the Metastatic Brain Tumor Program focuses on the comprehensive treatment of cancer that has metastasized (spread) to the brain.
Metastatic brain tumors are more common than brain tumors that begin in the brain. Not all cancers metastasize to the brain although any cancer might. The more common cancers that metastasize to the brain are lung, breast, kidney, melanoma, testicular, germ cell tumors and others.
Along with a multidisciplinary team of experts, Dr. Patil takes a patient-centered approach to treatment and follow-up care. No two patients are treated in exactly the same way so the team holds weekly case meetings to discuss each patient to develop an optimal, individualized treatment plan. Treatments and follow-up care are delivered in a compassionate environment by a supportive and knowledgeable staff.
To make an appointment with a physician in the Metastatic Brain Tumor Program, please call 1-800-CEDARS-1.
In the 2012-13 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals issue, Cedars-Sinai once again ranked among America's best in Cancer, Neurology and Neurosurgery.