The Neuro-Oncology Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is internationally recognized for having the highest quality neurosurgical, neuro-imaging and neuro-pathology support. We see about 200 new patients a year.
In addition, our highly integrated translational brain tumor research program and participation in the Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium helps us to identify the early biological characteristics of astrocytomas and primitive neuro-ectodermal tumors to guide treatment and establish prognosis.
Proton therapy at the Roberts Proton Therapy Center allows CHOP neuro-oncologists to offer the latest pediatric brain tumor treatments to our patients.
Every child we treat in the pediatric neuro-oncology program also benefits from rehab in our integrated rehabilitation facility. Physical and occupational therapists are part of our interdisciplinary team and are able to initiate therapy as early as possible during treatment to give patients optimal benefits.
Our treatment approach
Our team of seven full-time, pediatric neuro-oncologists collaborates with neurosurgeons, radiologists and pathologists, all of whom are involved in each patient's diagnosis and treatment planning at the earliest stages.
Our team also includes oncology nurse practitioners, social workers, a psychologist, and rehabilitation therapists. We have weekly multidisciplinary meetings to discuss the progress of each patient and to gain insights from all of the specialists involved in the patient's treatment planning and clinical care.