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.


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:

  • Surgery
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • New Therapeutic Agents (enrollment into clinical trials)
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Gamma Knife
  • Proton Beam Therapy
  • Intraoperative MRI
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation

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.

Why Choose Us?

St. Louis Children’s Hospital is consistently ranked among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, the most comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric hospitals. We follow one simple mission – to do what’s right for kids. That mission comes to life through medical discovery, innovative therapies and compassionate care.

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We offer world-class care to children thanks in part to generous gifts from hundreds of people who have joined us as Guardians of Childhood. This philanthropic support enables us to fulfill our mission to do what's right for kids. Join us in making health care better for all children.

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