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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 tumor 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.
Pediatric patients may be eligible for brain tumor 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:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is one of the leading sites in the United States for pediatric clinical studies. Specifically, Children’s Neuro-Oncology Program has received significant grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the National Brain Tumor Society, and the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation. These funds are used to take research from the lab to clinical trials as quickly as possible — to benefit as many children as possible.
Here are some examples of current research initiatives:
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.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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