The Brain and Brain Tumors

Each year over 50,000 people in the United States find out they have a brain tumor. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has provided the following information to help patients and their families and friends better understand brain tumors.

At the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, we are committed to the development of innovative and effective treatments for patients with brain tumors. For more detailed information, please visit our Brain Tumor Program overview page or give us a call at 412-647-7614. 

For general information about brain tumors, or any other forms of cancer, contact the NCI's Cancer Information Service (CIS) at 1–800–4–CANCER (1–800–422–6237). Specialists are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. eastern time.