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Families of children with brain and spinal cord tumors face great challenges, but finding comprehensive, compassionate care shouldn't be one of them. Our brain and spinal cord tumor program provides families with many choices of diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation and support services so that each child has the best chance for a cure, as well as the best possible quality of life.

A Multidisciplinary Team

Pediatric experts from a wide range of specialties can be part of your child's team, including oncology, neurosurgery, endocrinology, ophthalmology, genetics, therapy and more. Expert physicians meet weekly to discuss cases, share viewpoints and weigh the pros and cons of different brain tumor management plans. Every brain tumor case is discussed in this Tumor Board meeting before treatment is determined.

Why Choose UChicago Medicine for Pediatric Brain Tumors

We know that brain and spinal cord tumors in children often need to be treated differently than those in adults, and our team understands the unique challenges that children face and who have access to the most advanced therapies.

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We provide a second opinion on the diagnosis or treatment plan of your child’s cancer or blood disease.

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Clinical Trials

Our physicians are committed to offering clinical trials at Comer Children's that give our patients access to new treatment and therapies that are not widely available.

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Nationally Ranked in Pediatric Cancer

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