Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic's brain tumor experts provide comprehensive care for more than 3,000 adults and children with common or rare brain tumors, including glioma, each year.

  • Nationally recognized expertise. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for as a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. It's one of only five U.S. cancer centers to receive a National Cancer Institute-sponsored Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant for brain cancer research. Mayo Clinic also is part of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, a group of scientists throughout the U.S. and Canada who work together to conduct clinical trials and reduce the impact of cancer.
  • Experienced neurosurgeons. If surgery is the most appropriate treatment, you want to be in the hands of experienced surgeons who perform these operations frequently. Neurosurgery is among the most complex of the surgical disciplines. Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons perform more than 1,000 brain tumor surgeries each year using the latest technological advances available to them, including computer-assisted brain surgery, intraoperative MRI, awake brain surgery and lasers.
  • Leadership in brain tumor research. With the goal of seeking new knowledge and improving the reliability, comfort and cost of care, Mayo Clinic doctors continually study new diagnostic and treatment options through clinical trials. At Mayo Clinic, scientists and medical researchers are investigating the causes of gliomas and other brain tumors and aggressively developing new treatments.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's neurosurgery and neurology departments' expertise and rankings.