Our physicians are leaders in pediatric brain tumor research. The Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Program provides ample opportunities for children to participate in clinical trials — studies that evaluate the safety and effectiveness of proposed new treatments.

Clinical trials give children the chance to access new treatments before they are routinely available. We will work with your family to help you decide if a clinical trial is the right choice for your child.

Pediatric Brain Tumor Research

We constantly look for new ways to treat brain tumors in children. Many of the clinical trials we offer at St. Louis Children’s Hospital are not available anywhere else in the region.

Types of clinical trials we offer include:

  • Targeted drug therapy: Innovative new drugs that can target or shut down gene mutations driving tumor growth
  • Immunotherapy: A modified vaccine used to stop tumor growth and destroy cancer cells

More Treatment Options for Your Child

Through the Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (PNOC), we collaborate with hospitals around the country to find the newest and best treatments for children with brain tumors. Our participation and leadership in this network gives your child more options — including the chance to participate in clinical trials conducted at other hospitals.

Learn more about the Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium.

Find a Pediatric Brain Tumor Trial

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