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Midwest Children's Brain Tumor Center

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Real life stories from the families of cancer survivors.

New Video

Dr. Ruge discussing the different functions of MCBTC.

At the Midwest Children’s Brain Tumor Center we’re dedicated to improving the future of children with brain tumors. This devastating disease is the leading cause of death among children with cancer. Treatments and side effects can impact quality of life for the patient and affect the entire family. That’s why the Brain Tumor Center has assembled a premiere team of brain tumor experts who care about kids and are trained in the most advanced medical procedures using the latest technology—to provide our young patients with the best care available.

Why Choose Us?

Our team of experts brings a multidisciplinary family-centered approach to treating pediatric brain tumors—a philosophy that has earned the Center and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital both local and national recognition:

  • US News & World Report rates Lutheran General Hospital among the top 50 hospitals in its America’s Best Hospitals rankings in various specialties including cancer care.
  • Chicago Magazine recognized the Midwest Children’s Brain Tumor Center in an issue devoted to top pediatric programs in the city.
  • Dr. John Ruge, the Center’s medical director, was recognized in the Guide to Top Doctors for neurosurgery in Chicago.
  • Lutheran General Hospital has been awarded the Magnet Nursing Recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Our Services

We offer a full range of oncology services and resources to help families through the treatment process. Learn more about our program and services:

Contact us for more information at 847.723.5183.


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