Saint Luke's Neuro-Oncology

Expert, compassionate care for brain and spine tumors. 

Saint Luke’s Neuro-Oncology is a comprehensive brain and spine tumor program that uses advanced treatments, surgical techniques, and sophisticated imaging to treat the most challenging tumors. Patients will meet with experts in oncology and surgery, making it convenient—and fast—to move from diagnosis to treatment.

Our experts are highly experienced in treating brain and spine tumors at every phase, including initial diagnosis, second opinion, and recurrence. Our multidisciplinary team meets each week to create a treatment plan tailored to patients' specific needs. Specialties include:  

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Neuropathology
  • Nursing
  • Social work

Each patient’s treatment journey begins with our nurse navigator who works with patients from the first office consultation through each follow-up visit. One call is all it takes to connect to our multidisciplinary team of specialists.

Call 816-932-5795 to schedule an appointment with Saint Luke's Neuro-Oncology.

Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute offers the most advanced treatments for all types of brain and spine tumors. We use the most advanced surgical technologies, such as intraoperative MRI scanning, brain mapping, and stereotactic radiosurgery.

Brain and spine tumor treatment

Our neuro-oncology team has all the tools to treat complex brain tumors:

  • Advanced surgical technologies to help protect a patient’s vision, movement, and other important functions.
  • Radiation techniques that target tumors and areas where cancer may recur. We offer radiation guided by sophisticated imaging not available at most hospitals and targeted radiation using GammaTile®.
  • Carefully tailored chemotherapy treatments designed to be effective while minimizing side effects.
  • Access to clinical trials investigating new and improved treatments for brain and spine tumors—sometimes offering therapies years before they are available elsewhere.

Conditions we treat include:

Patient-centered care

Our team of physicians and advanced practice providers are patient centered and firmly believe in fully educating patients through every step of the treatment process. New patients will receive a call back within 24 business hours and be scheduled as quickly as needed. A dedicated neuro-oncology nurse navigator assists patients throughout the care journey. Our goal is to give our patients the best quality of life as we treat their disease.

Saint Luke's accepts most major insurance plans. View accepted insurance list.

Call 816-932-5795 to schedule an appointment.

Available clinical trials

Our team offers groundbreaking clinical trials not available at other hospitals in the region. These trials offer hope for glioblastoma and other aggressive tumors that frequently recur despite standard therapies. 

Now enrolling these Clinical Trials

  • Phase II Double-blind, Randomized, Prospective, Placebo Controlled Study of NanO2TM Combined With Radiation and Temozolomide in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma Multiforme (RESTORE)
  • Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled, Multicenter, Efficacy and Safety Trial of Single Cycle Tetrodotoxin in the Treatment of Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathic Pain

Call 816-932-5795 to learn more about clinical trials.


Trevor J Bledsoe, MD

Radiation Oncology

Jonathan D Breshears, MD

Neurological Surgery

Samuel A Goldlust, MD

Neuro-Oncology, Neurology

Sunpreet Singh Rakhra, MD

Radiation Oncology

Jamie Lauren Sloan, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Megan Hibler, RN 
Nurse Navigator

Saint Luke's News

Jul. 28, 2023

Health News You Can Use: Neuro-Oncology Program

Dr. Samuel Goldlust and Dr. Jonathan Breshears talk about Saint Luke's recently expanded Neuro-Oncology Program in this episode of Health News You Can Use.


Saint Luke's Neuro-Oncology


Saint Luke’s is the first hospital in the area to offer this new treatment option to patients with glioma brain tumors.


Saint Luke's offers this novel, targeted therapy to focus radiation directly in the spot where the tumor originally grew.