Our Brain Tumor Program brings together doctors who are expert in the nervous system (neurology), brain surgery, cancer care (oncology) and related fields. Our pediatric neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists and radiation oncologist all have focused training and experience in pediatric brain tumors far beyond what is required for board certification.
Once a week, the whole Brain Tumor team meets at our Brain Tumor Board meeting. We talk about each child’s case in great detail. We review all the information we have on your child. This includes health records, tests, images and pathology results. Combining our different skills lets us offer your child the safest and most effective treatment plan.
We don’t just treat your child’s tumor. We care for your whole child. Their team may include specialists in nutrition, pain management, social work, physical therapy, psychiatry and emotional health.
Every year, our team sees more patients with a new diagnosis of pediatric brain or spinal cord tumor than any other hospital in our region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho and Oregon). We treat children with tumors that are cancerous and children with noncancerous tumors.