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Tumors of the brain and spinal cord (which together make up the central nervous system or “CNS”) are the second most common pediatric solid tumors and can happen to a child at any age. Some pediatric brain tumors are benign (not cancer) and some are cancer, which means they can spread to other parts of the body.

Within our internationally recognized Nemours Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, our renowned oncologists (cancer doctors) work together with the experts in our neurology and neurosurgery programs to identify and treat CNS tumors in a child as early as possible. Kids from across the world, even the tiniest newborns, come to us for our world-class skills and expertise. 

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Why Choose Us

Our Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (or “NCCBD”) is a multisite team of pediatric oncology experts and we work closely, even across geographical lines, to treat pediatric brain tumors. To help give kids the best possible care, we’re also actively involved in pediatric cancer research and we offer many opportunities for clinical trial enrollment. 

In addition to being a member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), we’re one of only three pediatric National Cancer Institute-designated Community Oncology Research Programs (NCORPs) in the nation. We also offer:

  • Our NCCBD tumor board of top pediatric physicians and scientists working in different specialties who meet every week to review complex and rare cancers
  • Collaborations with our affiliates for the most advanced treatment options
  • Fully equipped neurosurgery operating rooms
  • Monitoring and follow-up cancer care including late-effects, other specialty care and teen survivor programs
  • Supportive services for your child and family today, and for the long term 

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