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A tumor is a mass of abnormal cells that may or may not be cancerous, and which can be especially harmful in the brain or spine. Every tumor is different, so the neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists and other specialists at Cedars-Sinai take an individualized, patient-centered approach to your diagnosis and treatment. As a national leader in treating primary and malignant tumors in adults and children, the Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Brain Tumor Center is known for providing care based on the latest research and medical advances, using minimally invasive techniques whenever possible.

Clinical Trials & Research

Leading-edge care begins with research. Find out about the latest clinical trials being conducted at Cedars-Sinai to advance medical knowledge and find potential new treatments for neurological conditions.

Medical Professionals & Postgraduates

The Neurology and Neurosurgery departments offer a number of programs for graduate studies, continuing medical education and other professional opportunities.

Brain Tumor Conditions and Treatments

The Brain Tumor Center diagnoses and treats a wide variety of malignant or benign brain tumors and related conditions, including skull base, spinal and pituitary tumors.

A Patient's Guide to Brain Tumor

A brain tumor diagnosis can be overwhelming, and you probably have a lot of questions. Learn about your type of tumor, common treatments and how to get a second opinion.

If your doctor has recommended surgery for a brain tumor, you may be wondering what to expect. Understand how to prepare in advance to ensure things go more smoothly for you and your family.

After being treated for a brain tumor, your focus will shift to what comes next. Learn about the resources and support Cedars-Sinai offers on your path back to recovery.

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Human Brain

In this video from Keith Black, MD, chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, you'll learn how Cedars-Sinai uses new technologies and works with researchers around the world to treat brain tumors and other neurological conditions.


For pituitary tumors and other disorders affecting this important gland deep in the brain, the Pituitary Center at Cedars-Sinai brings together specialists from multiple medical fields, including endocrinologists and neurosurgeons, to provide individualized care. In addition to offering advanced diagnosis, treatment and surgical options, the center conducts more pituitary disease clinical studies than almost any other facility in the country.

Have Questions or Need a Second Opinion?

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