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Brain Tumors

Tumors of the brain and spinal cord (which together make up the central nervous system or “CNS”) are the second most common pediatric solid tumors and can happen to a child at any age. Some pediatric brain tumors are benign (not cancer) and some are cancer, which means they can spread to other parts of the body.

Within our internationally recognized ֲý Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, our renowned oncologists (cancer doctors) work together with the experts in our neurology and neurosurgery programs to identify and treat CNS tumors in a child as early as possible. Kids from across the world, even the tiniest newborns, come to us for our world-class skills and expertise. 

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Brain Tumors

Tumors of the brain and spinal cord (which together make up the central nervous system or “CNS”) are the second most common pediatric solid tumors and can happen to a child at any age. Some pediatric brain tumors are benign (not cancer) and some are cancer, which means they can spread to other parts of the body.

Within our internationally recognized ֲý Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, our renowned oncologists (cancer doctors) work together with the experts in our neurology and neurosurgery programs to identify and treat CNS tumors in a child as early as possible. Kids from across the world, even the tiniest newborns, come to us for our world-class skills and expertise. 

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Brain Tumors

Why Choose Us

Our ֲý Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (or “NCCBD”) is a multisite team of pediatric oncology experts and we work closely, even across geographical lines, to treat pediatric brain tumors. To help give kids the best possible care, we’re also actively involved in pediatric cancer research and we offer many opportunities for clinical trial enrollment. 

In addition to being a member of the , we’re one of only three pediatric (NCORPs) in the nation. We also offer:

  • Our NCCBD tumor board of top pediatric physicians and scientists working in different specialties who meet every week to review complex and rare cancers
  • Collaborations with our affiliates for the most advanced treatment options
  • Fully equipped neurosurgery operating rooms
  • Monitoring and follow-up cancer care including late-effects, other specialty care and teen survivor programs
  • Supportive services for your child and family today, and for the long term 

Regional Care Highlights

Delaware Valley Highlights

Delaware/Greater Philadelphia

We offer complete brain tumor care for kids at ֲý Children’s Hospital, Delaware (Wilmington, Del.) and outpatient appointments at select ֲý locations.

We collaborate with the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated at ChristianaCare in Newark, Del., and the at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Our Palliative and Supportive Care Program located at ֲý Children’s Hospital, Delaware provides compassionate care for families and children coping with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions.

Florida Highlights

Central Florida

We offer complete brain tumor care for kids at ֲý Children’s Hospital, Florida, in Orlando and outpatient appointments at select ֲý locations. 

We offer proton therapy as part of our collaboration with , the nation’s largest proton therapy provider and a (and the only one in the Southeast). 

Northeast Florida

We offer complete brain tumor care for kids at ֲý Children's Health, Jacksonville. Outpatient and follow-up appointments are available at select ֲý locations.  

ֲý specialists provide the neurology care and work closely with the neurosurgeons in the at our affiliate, Wolfson Children’s Hospital, named one of the best children’s hospitals in the country for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.

We’re also part of an , the nation’s largest proton therapy provider and a (and the only one in the Southeast).

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We have many pediatric specialists and locations — find the care closest to you: