Members of the Rose Ella Burkhardt Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center are available for consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our team of doctors is able to see patients with diagnosed or suspected brain tumors within 24 to 48 hours.
Consultations and/or hospital admissions:
- 216.445.8971 or 800.556.5056, ext. 58971 (weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
- 216.444.2000 (nights and weekends). Ask for neuro-oncology staff or the chief neurosurgical or neurological resident on call. For pediatric patients, ask for the chief of pediatric neurological resident on call.
Patient appointment line: 216.636.5860 or 866.588.2264
Clinical Trials information: Toll-free 866.223.8100
- »Patients at Risk for Metastatic Brain Tumors
More than 1 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer every year. Approximately one-quarter of these individuals will develop metastatic brain tumors during the course of their illness. Gene Barnett, MD, Director of the Rose Ella Burkhardt Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center, discusses the risks, signs/symptoms and treatment options for metastatic brain tumors.
- »New Brain Tumor Research Center of Excellence
The Lerner Research Institute announces the new Brain Tumor Research Center of Excellence. Under the leadership of Steven Rosenfeld, MD, PhD, the mission of this first Center of Excellence in cancer research is to “translate” scientific findings into diagnostic and therapeutic interventions to improve the lives of patients afflicted with brain tumors.
- »Cleveland Clinic test new therapy for brain tumors
Cleveland Clinic is now offering patients a clinical trial that to a retroviral gene therapy -- developed by Tocagen, a California-based biopharmaceutical company. This trial is currently being tested for use in patients with recurrent high-grade glioblastomas.
- »Parma Heights family ties help overcome adversity
When John Tondich started having painful headaches while wrestling as a sophomore at Trinity High School in February, his mother and father were concerned.
Joe Tondich knew his son was in serious pain because John had always been a tough kid and was not what he would call a complainer.
Being a mother, Debbie worried more than Joe.
When doctors found a cancerous mass on John’s brain, he was rushed by ambulance to the Cleveland Clinic’s Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center. Dr. Violette Recinos, a surgeon at the hospital, assured the Tondich family that the tumor was in the best place to have a tumor, which made the operation to remove the tumor a relatively “easy” one.
- »New cancer treatment for inoperable brain tumors, AutoLITT™, as seen on ABC News
Physicians from the Rose Ella Burkhardt Brain Tumor & Neuro-Oncology Center at Cleveland Clinic were the first in the world to participate in a human clinical trial that offers a new approach for treating inoperable brain tumors.