City of Hope offers comprehensive, family-centered and leading-edge treatment for children, adolescents, and young adults with malignant and benign brain and spinal cord tumors.
City of Hope is also a member of the Children’s Oncology Group, which provides access to the nation’s largest group of pediatric and adolescent clinical trials. In addition, our team of neurosurgeons offers world-class neurosurgical techniques for tumors of both the brain and spine.
City of Hope is among a few dozen national centers that treat brain tumors using a comprehensive approach — by a team solely focused on treating this type of cancer. For nearly two decades, we've provided life-saving treatments by bringing basic laboratory research to the patient's bedside.
City of Hope is a hub of innovation and progress in research and treatments for children, adolescents and young adults with brain and spinal tumors. City of Hope researchers are developing gene therapy and stem cell therapy trials to treat some of the deadliest forms of brain cancer.
When you come to City of Hope, you automatically gain access to an unparalleled array of support services to help you and your loved ones take each step during and after your brain and spine cancer treatment.
City of Hope is at the leading edge of discovery of new treatments forchildhood cancers, including leukemia and lymphoma. We offer both outstanding medical care and psychosocial support to young cancer patients and their families.
Our board-certified experts in pediatric oncology, radiation therapy and neurosurgery provide treatment for a wide variety of brain and spine tumors, including:
Medulloblastoma/primitive neuroectodermal tumor
Brain stem glioma
Germ cell tumors of the brain and spine
Rare brain tumors
Childhood and young adult tumors that have metastasized to the brain
City of Hope’s team of neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, researchers, nurses, radiologists and genetic counselors work together closely at all stages to provide seamless, coordinated care. We balance that approach with personalized medicine — not just when it comes to your cancer, but the kind that makes you feel supported throughout your treatment. And our commitment to personalized care means preserving your quality of life is at the heart of your treatment.
City of Hope is internationally recognized for its research and breakthrough treatments has been named one of America’s top cancer hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for more than a decade. Our Duarte location was also the first hospital in Southern California to provide Helical TomoTherapy, which dramatically decreases the side effects of radiation treatment.
A prolific researcher and talented surgeon, Mike Y. Chen, M.D., Ph.D., has been on City of Hope's neurosurgery team since 2007. He specializes in complex operations for the removal of brain and spine tumors.