Pediatric Brain Tumor Research

Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are actively involved in ongoing pediatric brain tumor research through the Children’s Brain Tumor Network (CBTN). The CBTN is a collaborative multi-institutional cooperative research program dedicated to the study of childhood brain tumors.

Brain tumors in kids are much different than brain tumors in adults, and the ultimate goal of the CBTN is to improve outcomes for children with brain tumors. CBTN researchers are focused on better understanding what’s happening in these tumor cells on a molecular level. Understanding the genomic makeup of pediatric brain tumors opens up doors to find different treatment options that are more effective and result in better long-term outcomes for children with brain tumors.

By collecting information about childhood brain tumors information and creating the largest repository of brain tumor tissue in the world, research scientists are able to study the tumor cells of more than 100 different types of childhood brain tumors.

Watch the video to learn more about the CBTN and how this research is advancing pediatric brain tumor treatment. 

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