Brain and spinal cord tumors are the most common solid tumors in childhood. Receiving this diagnosis can be devastating and life-altering. The Pediatric Brain Tumor Program at Brenner Children’s is the region’s only dedicated pediatric brain tumor program. Our team is here to help and offers the following:
- Experts devoted to treating children and adolescents with brain and spinal cord tumor
- A patient-centered and collaborative approach
- Access to the latest treatments
- Cutting-edge research
Our team of experts in pediatric neuro-oncology, pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric neuropsychology, and radiation oncology are focused exclusively on children and adolescents with brain and spinal cord tumors. Our core team is further enhanced by experts in pediatric neurology, pediatric endocrinology, pediatric ophthalmology, neuropathology, neuro-oncology research, social work, counseling, physical rehabilitation, and child life.
As part of a collaborative network of experts, we consult with colleagues around the world to ensure the most comprehensive care possible for our patients and families.
This large team of providers works closely with one another to ensure patients experience seamless care. Our experts meet regularly, in clinic and during our neuro-oncology tumor board meeting, to develop coordinated and comprehensive care plans for our patients. Patients see their neuro-oncologist, neurosurgeon, and neuropsychologist - in one place, at one time.
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Program at Brenner Children’s is a member of the Wake Forest Baptist Health's NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers in the country. As a member of the Children's Oncology Group – the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research – our patients have access to the latest treatments and clinical trials for children. Our precision oncology program ensures that our patients receive individualized treatment plans based on the patient’s tumor subtype and behavior.
As a member of the Children’s Brain Tumor Network (CBTN), our leading researchers in cancer biology at the Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center and in innovative brain tumor models at the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine have access to a national network of samples, enabling us to lead the push in pediatric brain tumor research and in developing better models. Our Brain Tumor Center of Excellence at Wake Forest Baptist facilitates this work by enabling collaborations among basic scientists, clinical researchers, and patient care providers.