Pediatric Brain Tumor Program
Pediatric brain tumors are the second most common cancer in children with approximately 2,500 to 3,500 brain tumors diagnosed in the United States each year. Because tumors in children can present differently, along with the fact that a child’s brain is still developing, it is important a child or adolescent receives diagnosis and treatment from a physician team specializing in pediatric brain tumors.
Through the collaboration of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Children’s Cancer Hospital and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, dramatic advances are being made in the treatment and survival of patients with these tumors.
Teaming up to treat pediatric brain tumors
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Program brings together a team of experts from Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital to serve you and your patients with new and advanced ways to diagnose and treat childhood brain tumors.
Our pediatric brain tumor team includes board-certified specialists in:
- Pediatric neuro-oncology
- Pediatric neurosurgery
- Radiation oncology
- Support services
Our approach to treatment
Physicians from each institution work together and partner with patients and families to deliver the best treatment, including many services not provided by other children’s hospitals. In addition, the patient’s community physician can stay updated on their patient’s care through a special online physician portal.
Diseases We Treat
We treat a variety of pediatric brain tumors and spinal tumors, including:
- Medulloblastoma (primitive neuroectodermal tumor)
- Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM)
- Choroid plexus papilloma and carcinoma
- Atypical teratoid-rhabdoid (ATRT)
- Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor (DNET)
- Germ cell tumors
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