Telemedicine Appointments During COVID-19

At the Penn Brain Tumor Center, our highest priority is the health and safety of our patients, our employees, and the community. We are providing telemedicine virtual appointments for patients who are dealing with conditions that require evaluation during this time. These appointments are done virtually through a phone or computer in the comfort of your own home.

Please contact Eleanor Miller, Penn neuro-oncology nurse navigator: 215-615-3130 or email:

The Penn Brain Tumor Center is nationally recognized for innovative, cutting-edge therapy of benign and malignant tumors originating in the brain, as well as metastatic cancer that originates outside of the brain.

Personalized Brain Cancer Care

The majority of newly-diagnosed brain cancers are aggressive. At the Penn Brain Tumor Center, we fight aggression with innovation. For every patient, we discuss experimental options along with standard brain tumor treatment options, in order to find the best course of action for survivorship. With cutting-edge breakthroughs such as CyberKnife, Gamma Knife, and Proton Therapy, we use precision technology to target tumors without affecting the surrounding brain tissue. 

A collaborative team of Penn specialists work to develop personalized treatment plans based on their comprehensive, multidisciplinary review of all of the diagnostic information available. This includes molecular profiling, advanced neuroimaging and neurocognitive testing to select the best therapeutic options.

Penn Brain Tumor Center leadership, faculty and staff are uniquely qualified and dedicated to a single mission: from discovery to recovery, the Penn Brain Tumor Center provides a circle of exceptional care for patients with brain tumors. The center works closely with national organizations such as the American Brain Tumor Association, National Brain Tumor Society, National Cancer Institute and the NCI-sponsored Adult Brain Tumor Consortium to provide outstanding, personalized care.

In This Section

Brain Tumor Types

Learn more about the different types of brain tumors and how they are classified.

Diagnosis and Evaluation

Our brain tumor specialists use advanced diagnostic tools to create an individualized treatment plans for each patient.

Treatments and Procedures

The Penn Brain Tumor Center provides personalized approaches and highly advanced medical and surgical treatment options for all types of brain tumors.

Brain Tumor Center Team

The Penn Brain Tumor Center's highly skilled and experienced neurosurgeons have performed thousands of procedures.

Brain Tumor Second Opinion

The Penn Medicine Brain Tumor Center believes in second opinions, learn how you or a loved one can get a second opinion today.

Brain Tumor Surgery FAQ

Each patient at the Penn Brain Tumor Center is treated individually and each case is different but patient questions remain the same. Here you will find an FAQ of the most anticipated questions for brain tumor surgery.

Why Penn?

Learn what makes our brain tumor program a nationally recognized leader in patient care and research.

Patient Stories

Hear the stories of patients who Penn Medicine has helped to break through their darkness and find new hope.

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