UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery
"The UCSF Brain Tumor Center is the oldest and largest Center of its kind in the United States for the treatment and research of all brain and spinal cord tumors for adults and children. The NeuroOncology service has over 40 advanced Clinical Trials for patients with all types of gliomas following Advanced Neurosurgical Removal of Gliomas at the Parnassus Campus (recently ranked #1 in the country by US News and World Report for Neurosurgery). The UCSF Brain Tumor Center is one of a few centers in the country designated as a Specialized Program of Research Excellence by the National Cancer Institute for advanced research and treatment of brain tumors. In addition we have Centers of Excellence within the Brain Tumor Center for patients with brain metastases, neurofibromatosis, peripheral nerve and spinal cord tumors, and meningiomas and other skull base tumors."
Dr. Mitchel Berger, MD, UCSF Brain Tumor Center Director
Stanford's Brain and Spine Tumor Center at Stanford Cancer Center provides a full range of services in one location. Services include preoperative visits, lab work, imaging, surgery, radiation therapy, and follow-up visits. Their neurosurgeons are experts in using CyberKnife radiosurgery, noninvasive radiation therapy to treat brain and spine tumors. Stanford is the Bay Area’s only medical center with two CyberKnife systems.
Keck School of Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery
The Department of Neurological Surgery continues a long tradition of innovation and excellence in neurosurgery at USC. Founded in 1919, the department was the first organized neurosurgical service west of the Mississippi. It is also features the first-ever neurosurgical training program on the West Coast, established in 1927.
Today, the Department of Neurological Surgery continues to pursue robust clinical and basic research, teach future experts to the field’s highest standards, and provide clinical expertise and outstanding surgical care, in an academic setting, to a diverse patient population in Los Angeles and beyond.
UCLA Brain Tumor Center
UCLA is home to one of the world’s leading centers for brain tumor research, diagnosis and treatment. From neurosurgeons to imaging physicists, our team includes some of the best and brightest minds in the field.
They care for the full range of brain tumors, using innovative techniques such as functional brain mapping to deliver precision therapies.
Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center
Eisenhower has been a leader in health care for the Coachella Valley since 1971 offering comprehensive health care support, from education and prevention to diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.
The Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research & Information, is nonprofit public charity dedicated to helping brain tumor patients through emotional and financial support, education, advocacy and raising money for brain tumor research.
Brain Tumor Support Groups
Having a brain tumor is overwhelming. Having the support of others is life-affirming.
From diagnosis, surgery, and treatment side effects, to recovery and for some—recurrence—many patients and caregivers feel anxious and isolated. Support groups can improve your emotional well-being and quality of life by providing information, emotional support and resources.
Support groups are comprised of patients and caregivers in similar life situations, who meet regularly to share their experiences, exchange practical tips and build a support network. Support groups are most often provided at no cost and conducted in person or online.
Below you can identify in-person support groups within your state or you can select from a variety of online support groups. Support groups listed are specific to brain tumor or brain injury.