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Children’s Hospital Colorado physicians would like to learn more about pediatric craniopharyngioma. If your child has been diagnosed with craniopharyngioma and you would like to participate in a research study, please email CNSOncologyresearch@childrenscolorado.org.
Craniopharyngioma is an uncommon, slow-growing brain tumor that can occur in children or adults. Craniopharyngioma always occurs in the same location, known as the sellar/suprasellar region. This region is located just behind and between the eyes. Despite its benign histological features, craniopharyngioma can often be difficult to treat, resulting in multiple symptoms that can significantly impair the patient’s and family’s quality of life. Current treatment regimens are limited to surgery and radiation therapy.
Purpose of study
The goal of the study is to identify biologically rational therapeutics for the medical treatment of adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma by confirming the overexpression of specific molecules and ultimately improving treatment for patients with this rare tumor.
Principal investigator: Todd Hankinson, MD
Learn more about our Neuro-Oncology Program, which treats infants, children, teens and young adults with brain tumors.