An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Brain and Spinal Tumors - Pediatric

City of Hope offers comprehensive, family-centered, leading-edge treatment for children, adolescents and young adults with malignant and benign tumors of the brain and spinal cord.

For nearly two decades, City of Hope has provided lifesaving treatments by bringing basic laboratory research to the patient’s bedside. Gene therapy and stem cell therapy trials are being developed by City of Hope researchers to treat some of the deadliest forms of brain cancer.

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 brain and spine.

We were also the first hospital in Southern California to provide helical TomoTherapy, which dramatically decreases the side effects of radiation treatment.

Request A Consultation

If your child have been diagnosed with a cancer of the brain or spinal cord or if you are looking for a second opinion consultation about their treatment, request an appointment online or contact us at 800-826-HOPE. Please visit Making Your First Appointment for more information.

Our Expertise

Our board-certified experts in pediatric oncology, radiation therapy and neurosurgery provide treatment for a wide variety of brain and spine tumors including:

  • Glioblastoma multiformae

  • Medulloblastoma/primitive neuroectodermal tumor

  • Brain stem glioma

  • Astrocytoma

  • Retinoblastoma

  • Ependymoma

  • Optic glioma

  • Germ cell tumors of the brain and spine

  • Rare brain tumors

  • Childhood and young adult tumors that have metastasized to the brain

Seamless, coordinated care 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, and is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center.

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