Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Treatments for Children
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Our Pediatric Neurosurgery team uses a number of innovative neurosurgical techniques to treat brain tumors and spinal cord tumors. We work very closely with Pediatric Neuro-Oncology and Radiation Oncology to give children with brain tumors the best possible outcome.
Tumor BoardThe Lucile Packard Children's Hospital neuro-oncology tumor board is a comprehensive pediatric tumor board. We meet weekly to discuss diagnoses and therapies for all brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerve tumor patients.
The board is a multidisciplinary team that includes pediatric specialists from:
Isabelle underwent brain surgery to have a medullablastoma tumor removed.
Your child’s case will be reviewed individually to give your child the best chance of cure and to consider the potential long-term side effects of the treatment. Our tumor board will discuss the medical and surgical portion of your child’s treatment and make recommendations for physical therapy; occupational therapy; and social, neuropsychologic, and other services.