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Brain Tumor Management

Description of Services

A unified approach to treating the most complex cases.

Pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors are complicated. However, close collaboration among our neurosurgeons and neuro-oncologists can make complex cases more manageable to treat — and can lead to more successful outcomes.

Each year, our internationally renowned specialists treat as many as a dozen different types of pediatric brain tumors that range from benign (non-cancerous) to aggressive forms of cancer. Unlike adult tumors, pediatric tumors can vary greatly and pose unique age-related management issues. That’s where our pediatric expertise and years of experience become invaluable in detecting, diagnosing, and treating children with even the most complex pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors.

As part of the Neuro-Oncology Tumor Board of Children's Hospital, our team meets regularly with specialists in other areas, including pediatric neuro-oncology, radiation oncology, hematology/oncology, and pediatric neuroimaging.

Patients may be eligible for treatment through one of the many innovative clinical trials offered through the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program. Our program is a long-time member of the Children’s Oncology Group, and our research program is part of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium, a select group of eight pediatric hospitals that is committed to identifying and evaluating novel treatments and furthering the progress of pediatric neuro-oncology care.

The Brain Tumor Management program offers:

Referral Requirements

Referrals are required from primary care physicians or other Children’s Hospital specialty services. Referrals for patients enrolled in managed care insurance plans also may require authorization from the insurance provider and primary care physician. All necessary referral and authorization forms must be received before the patient’s visit. For accurate provider numbers or more information, please call our office.

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Last Update
January 20, 2014