Find a Second Opinion

Connect with a specialty program at a state-of-the-art cancer center that can advise your oncology team

While you may be very happy with the treatment you are receiving from your current oncologist, many patients living with metastatic disease, and especially those with metastasis to the brain or leptomeninges, do seek second opinions from doctors with extensive experience treating cancers present in the central nervous system.

The centers listed below are all National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers which means they are recognized by the NCI for meeting rigorous standards for treating patients with cancer and for state-of-the-art research. The list below has been further curated to include institutes with a program dedicated to the treatment of brain and spine metastasis.

Center for Neuro-Oncology
Boston, Massachusetts

Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, Florida

Brain Metastasis Program
New York City, New York

Brain Metastases Consortium
Stanford, California

Brain Tumor Initiative
Miami, Florida

UCSF Brain Tumor Center
San Francisco, California

Brain and Spine Clinic
New York, New York

Recommended Neuro-Oncologists for Leptomeningeal Disease

Priscilla Brastianos, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Ugonma Chukwueke, MD, MPH
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts

Mariza Daras, MD
University of California
San Francisco, California

Priya Kumthekar, MD
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Seema Nagpal, MD
Stanford University
Stanford, California

Barbara Jane O’Brien, MD
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

The information on this website is intended for general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment. The content for this website has been reviewed by our medical advisory board who are experts in the field.