The Vanderbilt Pediatric Brain Tumor Program is designed for young patients and their families.
Brain tumors in children are rare. This makes it very important for families to seek care at a place like Children's Hospital. Our dedicated team of pediatric neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and nutritionists are experts in treating brain tumors.
At Vanderbilt, we are pioneering new techniques in treating brain tumors. We also recognize the long-term complications this disease can have on children and their families. That's why we use a comprehensive approach in our care. Our team includes a wide variety of specialists, including nurse coordinators, social workers, child life specialists, music therapists, school teachers, and psychologists.
The overall goal is for your child to receive care that will result in a return to normal life patterns as soon as possible. We provide ongoing support including follow-up visits with our team. Our hope is to prevent a tumor's return and minimize complications resulting from the tumor and treatment.
We are the only center in Tennessee to offer all subspecialities needed for comprehensive pediatric brain tumor care under one roof.
Our team meets regularly for a dedicated pediatric neuro-oncology tumor board. We discuss treatment plans for all brain tumor patients and enable referrals for outside institutions.
Our program partners with the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, one of an elite group of National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Children's Hospital as one of the best pediatric cancer programs in the nation.
We offer a full range of tests, treatments, and services including: