Gerry and Nancy Pencer Brain Tumour Centre​

Brain Tumour Clinic Area​​


Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (Directions)

18th Floor, Gerry & Nancy Pencer Brain Tumour Centre​​


Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm​


Phone: 416 946 4501 ext. 5418​​​

What We Do

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​The Pencer Centre is dedicated to managing tumours of the brain and spinal cord. At the Pencer Centre, cancer experts on your team work with you to ensure you get the best care possible.​​

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How to Get Referred

You need a referral from your doctor (another specialist like your neurosurgeon or family physician) to become a patient at the CNS (Central Nervous System) clinic at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

When making a referral, your doctor will include:

  • A letter of referral
  • Accurate, up to date contact information for you, along with your health card number.
  • Clinical notes including a final pathology report if you have had surgery, information about other treatments you may already have had for your brain tumour (ie. surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy).
  • Copies of relevant blood work.
  • Copies of MRI and CT scan reports as well as a CD copy of all imaging (MRI or CT Scan) done related to your brain or spinal cord tumour. The CD can either be sent to the consulting physician’s office by the referring physician, or given to the patient to bring with them to the appointment.​

How Long Does a Referral Take?

Usually the doctor who referred you to the CNS Clinic will contact you with your appointment time. Call the referring doctor’s office if you do not receive information about your appointment within a couple of weeks.

Referral Information for Physicians

Your doctor can get all the referral information they need in our guide for referring physicians. See the Guide for Physicians Referring to the Central Nervous System and Brain Tumour Clinic »​

What to Expect

​​Someone will call you to give you a time for your first appointment at the Pencer Brain Tumour Centre. Learn more about preparing for your first appointment in the Guide to Princess Margaret.​

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          The Team

          ​Treating and caring for people with cancer takes a well-coordinated team. Your team at the Brain Tumour Clinic is made up of world-class medical professionals working together for you and with you. Your team includes doctors, nurses, social workers, neuropsychologists, rehabilitation specialists, dietitians, volunteers and many others dedicated to helping you and your family.



          Relaxation Services At The Pencer Centre

          ​Many people living with a brain tumour feel worried, sad or stressed at various stages of their cancer journey. Relaxation exercises may help you cope with both everyday stress and stress that you may be feeling about your health.

          To learn more about relaxation exercises, a Pencer Centre Rehabilitation Consultant can work with you one-on-one during an individual relaxation therapy session.

          For more information, please contact Katherine Mileski, Rehabilitation Consultant, at 416 946 4501 x3995.​​

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          Last reviewed: 11/16/2022
          Last modified: 2/27/2024 9:03 AM
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