Florida's Top Ranked Hospital for Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery
The prognosis for children with brain tumors has improved drastically over the last decade, but advances in medicine and research trials that have paved the way for more targeted treatments. The Neuro-Oncology Program at Nicklaus Children’s is comprised of a multidisciplinary team where each specialist applies their expertise in order to obtain an accurate diagnosis and customize a treatment plan that works best for each individual patient.
Treatment of Brain Tumors in Children
Clinical Cancer Research
The Neuro-Oncology Program participates in in clinical cancer research studies focused on finding new cures, treatments and procedures for pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors.
Innovation and Technology
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is home to an intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) system which allows the surgeon to take images of the brain during surgery. This enables the team to determine the difference between healthy tissue and abnormal brain tissue in real time during the surgery to allow for more accurate tumor resection.
The hospital became the first pediatric facility in Florida to offer this leading-edge equipment. It brings MRI technology – recognized as the “gold standard” in differentiating between healthy and abnormal brain tissue—directly into the surgical suite to enhance surgical effectiveness and safety.
A Collaboration of Two Great Programs
The Cancer and Blood Disorders Institute works closely with the Nicklaus Children's Brain Institute to provide the highest quality of care for children with brain tumors. Following appropriate surgical treatment by the world-renowned pediatric neurosurgery team, treatment with chemotherapy or radiation therapy may be required.
Our pediatric specialty team includes:
- Advanced Care Professionals (APRNs and APPs)
- Board-Certified Neurosurgeons
- Child Life Specialists
- Music Therapists
- Pain Management Team
- Palliative Care (Pediatric Advanced Care Team)
- Rehabilitation Specialists (Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy)
- School Liaison
- Social Workers
- Specialists in Survivorship
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