FAQs About Glioblastoma Multiforme

Where should I go for treatment of glioblastoma multiforme?

Glioblastoma multiforme is a complicated  diagnosis, and it’s important that you be treated at a major medical center where the neuroscience team has experience with these brain tumors. At the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, a world-class team of pre-eminent experts on glioblastoma multiforme evaluates each new cases and develops an individual treatment plan that may include surgery, radiation, stereotactic radiosurgery, and chemotherapy. (See Diagnosing and Treating Glioblastoma Multiforme.)

Are there clinical trials for glioblastoma multiforme I could be joining?

Ask your medical team what clinical trials may be appropriate, and find out about clinical trials for brain tumors here at Weill Cornell. You can also check the current list of clinical trials on clinicaltrials.gov. Find out more about glioblastoma multiforme.

Should I get a second opinion for a diagnosis of glioblastoma multiforme?

Of course — this is a serious medical issue and you should gather as much information and advice as you can. Our neurosurgeons are also available to provide a second opinion if you have been diagnosed elsewhere. Use our online form to request an appointment with one of our brain tumor specialists. (See Doctors Who Treat Glioblastoma Multiforme.) You may also set up a secure online account where you can upload your images and request a second opinion.

Our Care Team

  • Chairman and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief
  • Margaret and Robert J. Hariri, MD ’87, PhD ’87 Professor of Neurological Surgery
  • Vice Provost of Business Affairs and Integration
Phone: 212-746-4684
  • Chief of Neurological Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist
  • Alvina and Willis Murphy Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery
  • Director, Brain Metastases Program
  • Co-director, William Rhodes and Louise Tilzer-Rhodes Center for Glioblastoma
Phone: 212-746-1996
  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
  • Leon Levy Research Fellow
  • Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute
Phone: 646-962-3389
  • Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery
Phone: 718-670-1837
  • Director, Neurosurgical Radiosurgery
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
  • Robert G. Schwager, MD ’67 Education Scholar, Cornell University
Phone: 212-746-2438
  • Chief of Neurological Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
Phone: (718) 670-1837
  • Vice Chair for Clinical Research
  • David and Ursel Barnes Professor in Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Otolaryngology
  • Director, Center for Epilepsy and Pituitary Surgery
  • Co-Director, Surgical Neuro-oncology
Phone: 212-746-5620
  • Director of Neuro-oncology
  • Director, Brain Tumor Center, Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center
Phone: 646-962-2185
  • Assistant Attending Neurologist, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Neuro-Oncologist
Phone: 646-962-2185

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