Brain Tumor Center

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More people in Louisville and Southern Indiana trust the Brain Tumor Center for its caring specialists offering advanced treatments than any other brain-tumor treatment provider in the area.

Once you get a brain tumor diagnosis, it’s a scary time, but it’s also time to get started on your recovery. The Brain Tumor Center is a collaboration of Norton Neuroscience Institute and Norton Cancer Institute and offers same-day appointments for newly diagnosed patients.

When You Choose the Brain Tumor Center

  • A patient navigator dedicated to brain tumor patients and their families acts as a patient advocate through diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
  • Our Brain Tumor Board, using a multidisciplinary approach, ensures your case is carefully reviewed and benefits from the viewpoints of specialists from a broad array of expertise, experience and training.
  • The various specialists who treat your brain tumor are in the same location, allowing you to schedule multiple appointments for the same day, in the same location.
  • Counselors provide compassionate, friendly guidance to patients whose finances have been upended by their diagnosis.
  • From robotics to the latest in immunology and clinical trials, sophisticated treatments offer our patients the benefits of precisely reducing or eliminating brain tumors while protecting healthy brain tissue.
  • Communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions and more anytime from a computer or mobile device with a free MyNortonChart account.

“I’ve been trained at and have visited renowned academic health centers, and the Brain Tumor Center here encompasses the expertise of the same skilled providers while going above and beyond to provide true multidisciplinary care to patients in one clinical setting. There is no delay or wondering on the patient’s part, because our team is there to provide answers. Of all of the teams I have been a part of, there has never been a team where so many specialties — radiation, oncology, neurosurgery, neuro-oncology — are so closely linked. Our care is truly a unique, rare, collaborative effort to benefit our patients.”

Kaylyn D. Sinicrope, M.D.
Medical Director, Brain Tumor Center

“We’ve combined the expertise of Norton Neuroscience Institute and Norton Cancer Institute to create a place where the medical expertise across a variety of specialties is used to the best of its ability. Our goal is to provide one place that offers you all you would need when facing a brain tumor diagnosis paired with all the support dedicated to creating a customized treatment plan for each person and their family.”

Aaron C. Spalding M.D., Ph.D.
Radiation Oncology
Medical Director, Norton Cancer Institute

“For those that choose the Brain Tumor Center, each patient and their family are at the center of this team’s focus. We all gather with different backgrounds and all with different specialties. The power of this center is that while a family is living life, through this program you are effectively getting 10 to 15 consults of leading specialists working together to come up with the next step for your journey but in a way that is designed to be carefully coordinated for each patient.”

David A. Sun, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Director, Norton Neuroscience Institute


Brain Tumor Center specialists treat a comprehensive range of masses, whether benign or malignant. They have the skill and experience to precisely diagnose and treat any brain tumor while preserving healthy brain tissue and quality of life.

Patient Support

Brain Tumor Center patients get continuing support through Norton Cancer Institute Resource Centers, the Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center, specialty pharmacy consultations and monitoring, financial counseling, and the guidance of a dedicated patient navigator.

Clinical Trials

Norton Brain Tumor Center is at the forefront of central nervous system tumor treatment research. 


The Brain Tumor Center is located on the second floor of Norton Cancer Institute – Brownsboro, a state-of-the-art care facility that opened in 2018.

Clinical Trials

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Norton Brain Tumor Center is at the forefront of central nervous system tumor treatment research. As principal investigators on numerous trials, our specialist physicians have unparalleled experience with many innovative treatments once they are approved for broad use. Patients also may be eligible to take part in these experimental brain tumor treatments. Norton Brain Tumor Center researchers also contribute to groundbreaking studies and other publications in peer-reviewed journals.

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