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The Massachusetts General Hospital Brain Tumor Center provides consultation services regarding the diagnosis and management of tumors of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves for patients who are unable to travel to the MGH in person. Consultations can be requested by patients or their physicians.

Consultation opinions are performed after review of clinical reports, radiology studies (e.g., MRIs), and pathology materials. After evaluation of the above information, recommendations can be made regarding therapeutic options including:


Conventional radiation therapy

Proton beam radiosurgery

Standard and investigative chemotherapy

Gene therapy

To provide the best advice, we need the following items in English.

CHECKLIST (items that are normally needed for a consultation):

Clinical summary, including previous surgeries and treatments and present physical condition of the patient.

Copies of the most recent MRI or CT scans. It is difficult to return films.

Operative reports

Pathology reports

Pathology slides, if possible. (Pathology slides will be returned to the original hospital free of charge.)

Name, address, and contact number of individual whom we should contact


Partners Online Specialty Consultations

There is a charge for this consultation for patients who are unable to travel to the MGH in person. Please complete registration and submission of clinical materials through Partners Online Specialty Consultations.

Call 617-724-9295 or 888-456-5003 for further information.

International Travel to MGH Brain Tumor Center

For international patients who dersire to travel to the MGH Brain Tumor Center, in-person evaluation and procedures can be preformed at the patient's convenience.

The Massachusetts General Hospital has established a outstanding International Program. Representatives from the International Patient and Family Center are available to assist international patients and their families with transportation, lodging, interpretation, and other needs.

For information contact the International Program Office at:

Telephone Number: 617.726-2787
Fax Number: 617.726-2543

E-mail: We welcome the opportunity to continue serving the international community: mghipc@partners.or

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MGH Brain Tumor Center
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Boston, Massachusetts,  02114
Patients & Families with questions about referrals, consultations or appointments may contact:
Telephone: 617.724.8770
Fax: 617.724.8769


Physicians with
questions may contact:
Tracy Batchelor, M.D.
Executive Director,
MGH Brain Tumor Center
Harvard Medical School
Mass General Hospital
MGH Cancer Center
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