Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program

The Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program offers a multidisciplinary team approach for the diagnosis and treatment of childhood brain tumors and neurological complications of childhood cancer. The team consists of pediatric neurologists, pediatric oncologists, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists and a pediatric psychologist. Team members have provided leadership in the development of nationwide investigational trials of combined modality therapy for brain tumors occurring in children less than three years of age at diagnosis and for specific tumor types in older children, including ependymoma, medulloblastoma, brainstem glioma and malignant supratentorial glioma. Extensive research is being done here with the technique known as photodynamic therapy (PDT).