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The Neuro-Oncology Program for Brain Tumors in Children

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Children’s Hospital Colorado offers the region’s only dedicated Neuro-Oncology Program for infants, children, teens and young adults with brain tumors.

Why choose Children's Colorado?

If your child has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, experts from the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and the Neuroscience Institute are here for your family.

Our brain tumor team delivers optimal treatment and kid-friendly care, with the goal of preserving and improving your child’s quality of life.

Our core team of pediatric-trained specialists includes:

  • Neuro-oncologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Radiation oncologist
  • Neuro-pathologists
  • Neuro-radiologists
  • Advance practice nurses
  • Physician assistants
  • Expert clinic nurses who specialize in caring for children with brain tumors

In addition to the core neuro-oncology team members, we also work with specialists from endocrinology, neuropsychology, rehabilitation medicine, ophthalmology, radiology, nutrition, creative arts therapy, social work and counseling.

Innovative therapies and convenient outpatient care
Our innovative program offers access to clinical trials, outpatient chemotherapy for infusions requiring intravenous (IV) fluids, and outpatient bone marrow transplants for certain brain tumors. This means more time at home and less time in the hospital for your child.

Learn how we're pushing the boundaries of neuro-oncology research in the video below:

Read about our Experimental Therapeutics Program for brain tumors that don’t respond well to traditional treatments.

We understand that a brain tumor diagnosis doesn’t just affect the patient – it impacts the whole family. That’s why we have the following support services to help families manage a brain tumor diagnosis and treatment:

  • Patient and family education tools to help you understand the brain tumor diagnosis
  • A Spanish-speaking care team and foreign language translators
  • A Wellness Program to support families and children being treated at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
  • Social workers, child life specialists, a family resource specialist, creative arts therapist, a psychologist and other staff who help arrange travel, school and financial support services, and temporary housing arrangements
  • A specialized school program to remain in contact with your child’s school and help him or her stay in school as much as possible
  • Researchers working to understand supportive care, nutrition, creative arts therapy, quality of life and cognitive changes associated with brain tumors. The knowledge gained from this research helps our team better understand what your child needs to feel better during this difficult treatment

A team of researchers creating new treatment options

By publishing 15 to 20 prestigious academic papers each year, our neuro-oncology doctors and nurse practitioners are also leading researchers in their field. The team is heavily involved in the International Symposium of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology (ISPNO) and Children’s Oncology Group, meaning we work with experts around the world to come up with new and improved brain tumor treatment options for the future.

Learn about the signs, symptoms and treatment of brain tumors.

Contact us

Phone: (720) 777-6772
Fax: (720) 777-7226

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