Brain Tumor Center

Successful treatment of brain tumors leads to a longer, better quality of life. At the Stanford Brain Tumor Center, our doctors are at the forefront of the latest, successful brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and clinical trials options.

Brain Tumor Center at the Neuroscience Clinic, Boswell Building
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-723-6469 Getting Here

Our Doctors

Care and Treatment of Brain Tumors


At the Stanford Brain Tumor Center, our doctors are at the forefront of the latest, successful brain tumor diagnoses and treatment options, including new chemotherapy and immunotherapy protocols, new shorter course radiation treatments, advanced clinical trials, state-of-the-art neurosurgery procedures, offered by one of the top ranked radiosurgery programs in the world, and specialized neurological post-surgery care.

The Stanford Brain Tumor Center treatment team offers:

  • Patient and family centered care by a team that specializes in brain tumors and the symptoms they cause
  • Cutting edge technology and treatments
  • Clinical trials for newly diagnosed and recurrent tumors
  • Supportive services, such as rehabilitation and social work/counseling, with experience caring for brain tumor patients
  • Easy access to your team via phone and email

Our promise to you
The diagnosis of a brain tumor is life changing. At Stanford, we're here to help. This site is an information resource on making appointments, treatments and tests you or your loved one may have, and the doctors you will see. Above all, you will find support on your journey.

Benefits to you

Expert care for you and your family. 

Your treatment is managed by our highly trained team of neuro-oncologists, radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists, specializing in treating brain and spinal tumors. Through their deep understanding of the newest protocols and technologies, they offer an appropriate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment for your unique needs. At Stanford, treatment options are rapidly evolving and life expectancies are constantly improving for patients with brain tumors.

The Stanford Brain Tumor Center is located inside our nationally recognized Stanford Cancer Center a warm and welcoming facility that unites clinicians, researchers and health care professionals in a nurturing environment. Whether you arrive here as an emergency patient in our Tier 1 Emergency Department or make an appointment at the Center based on the advice of your primary care physician, you will benefit equally from all that our outstanding program in brain tumor diagnosis and treatment has to offer.

Collaborative team-based care for each patient

  • Nationally recognized experts working together in an integrated program
  • Weekly multispecialty Brain and Spine Tumor Board, where highly experienced physicians collaborate on the most challenging clinical dilemmas
  • Advanced neuro-certified nursing care and rehabilitation teams

Superior diagnostic capabilities and advanced treatment options

  • CT/PET, MRI, fMRI and intraoperative brain navigation
  • Sophisticated radiation oncology devices including Cyberknife and TrueBeam for pinpoint accuracy of radiation treatment
  • New radiologic tracers for detection of both early and advanced disease
  • Expert neuro-radiologists and coordination with ENT surgeons and neuro-endocrinologists
  • Access to the latest clinical trials, radiation protocols, neurosurgical techniques and immunotherapy advancements

Extensive support services

  • Guest service professionals to help navigate and manage treatment options
  • Multiple support groups to help with specific cancer experiences
  • Complementary healing programs such as meditation and acupuncture
  • Survivorship program for  patients and their family members

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

For Patients

New patients should call the Cancer Center at 650-736-7440 or the Neuroscience Clinic at 650-723-6469 to schedule an appointment. 

Confirm the location of your appointment, as our doctors see patients in multiple locations.

International Patients
Phone: +1 650-723-8561

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For Health Care Professionals


Phone: 1-866-742-4811 
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday,  8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Phone: 1-800-800-1551,  24 hours - 7 days a week

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.


To refer a patient and schedule an appointment, call the Cancer Center New Patient Coordinator at 650-736-7440 or call the Neuroscience Clinic at 650-723-6469.

Fax the patient referral form with any supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.

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