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The Neuro-Oncology Program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine offers comprehensive, compassionate diagnosis and treatment of pediatric tumors of the brain and spinal cord. It is the region’s largest and only neuro-oncology program with a dedicated multi-disciplinary team that works collaboratively with families and referring physicians to optimize treatment plans.
The Brain Tumor Program at St. Louis Children's Hospital
Because treatment of pediatric brain tumors is complex and requires skilled, compassionate care, the Neuro-Oncology Program uses a team approach to evaluate treatment options. Once a diagnosis is confirmed, the neuro-oncology team will assess the location and type of tumor to begin the appropriate treatment.
St. Louis Children’s Hospital has access to the latest therapeutic options and has the most advanced technology available to treat childhood cancers. Treatment options include:
- Radiation Therapy
- New Therapeutic Agents (enrollment into clinical trials)
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
- Gamma Knife
- Proton Beam Therapy
- Intraoperative MRI
- Bone Marrow Transplantation
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Second Opinion Service
The Brain Tumor Program also welcomes requests for a second opinion. A second opinion is an important resource for every patient. It can help answer your questions and confirm diagnosis and treatment options. To request a second opinion, please call 800.678.4357.
Making a Referral
The Neuro-Oncology team welcomes inquiries from physicians, patients and families. If you have questions about the Neuro-Oncology Program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital or would like to make a referral, please call us direct at 800.678.4357.
Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium
Our Neuro-Oncology Program participates in the Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (PNOC), a network of 15 children’s hospitals that conduct clinical trials of new therapies for children with brain tumors. Participation in PNOC opens the door to many more clinical trials and collaborations with other institutions with top neuro-oncology centers and helps to provide the best treatment options for your child.