Brain Cancer

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Learning that you have a brain or spine tumor can be a life-changing moment for you and the ones you love.

The Norton Cancer Institute provides leading care in the region through its collaboration with the Norton Neuroscience Institute to treat malignant brain tumors.

Why Choose Norton Cancer Institute

  • The Brain Tumor Center, the region’s only comprehensive center of its type, is a partnership between Norton Cancer Institute and Norton Neuroscience Institute, to provide patients one convenient location for all their treatment needs.
  • Clinical expertise of specialists who are highly trained at leading research institutions, along with advanced clinical trials that may be able to provide leading-edge treatments and clinical trials without patients and families having to leave the Louisville area.
  • Norton Cancer Institute Resource Centers provide comfort, support and information at no cost to patients and families, with four available in the area. Services include emotional support and educational counseling groups, massage, art and music therapies and so much more.
  • Neuro-oncology patient navigator, a unique program developed to assist patients and their families with the challenges that come with a brain tumor diagnosis. Our patient navigator is a registered nurse who is an advocate for patients and families and provides information and support through diagnosis, treatment and beyond. Patient navigator services are free and available as needed by patients and families.
  • The Norton Cancer Institute Behavioral Oncology Program is designed to provide supportive emotional and psychological care for patients diagnosed with brain tumors and their families.


  • Fusion of multiple imaging modalities (such as MRI, CT or PET screenings) for optimal accurate target and normal tissue definition
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
  • NeuroBlate laser interstitial thermal therapy
  • Management and treatment of neurological complications of brain tumors with emphasis on maintaining or improving quality of life

Why Choose Norton Cancer Institute

More patients in Louisville and Southern Indiana choose Norton Cancer Institute than any other provider in the area. We provide compassionate care for the whole person, not just the cancer.

Our Norton Cancer Institute oncologists are also researchers and principal investigators, offering patients sophisticated experience in the latest treatments and access to more than 200 clinical trials.

  • Access to more than 100 specialists, including board-certified and fellowship-trained oncologists
  • Multidisciplinary setting, meaning patients get the benefit of opinions from multiple specialists across Norton Healthcare and often can schedule appointments for the same day in the same location
  • Immunotherapies such as CAR-T cell therapy, genetic therapies tailored to combat the unique genetic makeup of your cancer and the latest in surgical treatments, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
  • New, state-of-the-art Norton Cancer Institute Genomics Lab offering highly specialized testing that will make it possible to diagnose and treat cancer more precisely and to tailor advanced treatments based on a tumor’s specific genetic composition
  • Prompt Care Clinics designed especially for providing symptom relief and other care to Norton Cancer Institute patients
  • MyNortonChart to communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions and more anytime from a mobile device or computer

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