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Midwest Children's Brain Tumor Center

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Second Annual Docs vs. Jocks April 29, 2011
Benefitting the Midwest Children's Brain Tumor Center
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The Midwest Children's Brain Tumor Center is dedicated to improving the future of children with brain tumors.

Brain tumors are the leading cause of death among children with cancer.  Damage from the tumor and side effects from the treatment impact quality of life.  The entire family is affected by the disease.  The Midwest Children's Brain Tumor Center has assembled a team of experts to bring a multidisciplinary family centered approach to pediatric brain tumors. This philosophy has earned the Center and Lutheran General Hospital both local and national recognition:

  • US News & World Report has rated Lutheran General 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 has been awarded the Magnet Nursing Recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

At the Midwest Children's Brain Tumor Center, it's our mission to provide for the special needs of children suffering from brain tumors. From access to innovative medical procedures, the latest technology, and a range of educational and support services, we're dedicated to improving the future of children with this devastating disease.


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