Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program (Brain Tumors)

At UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program is committed to the care of children with brain and/or spinal cord tumors through state-of-the-art care. Our multi-disciplinary team of specialists with expertise in the treatment of childhood brain and spinal cord tumors includes physicians from pediatric neuro-oncology, neurosurgery, neuro-radiology, neuro-psychology, radiation oncology, and endocrinology.

Our Treatment Philosophy

At UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, our expert team of neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons, and dedicated pediatric radiation oncologists treat every type of childhood brain and spinal cord tumor. We review your child’s unique situation at our tumor board and our multi-disciplinary team will guide you through your child’s personalized treatment plan and ensure you feel comfortable with our recommendations. After treatment for your child’s tumor has ended, we offer a comprehensive survivorship program with specific resources and support dedicated to those affected by brain and spinal cord tumors.

Clinical Trials

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is leading in pediatric brain tumor clinical trials and research. We are a participating site for national clinical trials through the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC), as well as several investigator-initiated clinical trials.

These clinical trials provide our patients with access to new treatment strategies and promising drugs while maximizing family support and time closer to home.

Our Team

  • Is committed to improving the survival rate for children who have tumors of the brain and spinal cord by giving patients access to the newest, most promising cancer treatments available through its affiliation with the Children's Oncology Group and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium
  • Provides a comprehensive and family centered approach to care
  • Maintains the Neuro-Oncology Research Program through funding from both the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute at the Brain Care Institute
  • Is committed to helping patients who have survived their cancer thrive through our Pediatric Cancer Survivorship Clinic
  • Delivers a comprehensive summary of all the treatment options available to your child. .