The Brain Tumor Center at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is a world-renown destination for children with malignant and non-malignant brain tumors. Our patients receive care from neurologists, neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons and pediatric subspecialists with deep expertise in the conditions we treat, such as:
Choroid plexus tumors
Germ cell tumors of the brain
There are four stages or “grades” of gliomas, according to how the cells look under a microscope. Ordered from least severe to most severe, they are:
Gliomas also can be named according to the type of glial cells involved or the location of the tumor. Glioma diagnoses include:
The Brain Tumor Center's Peter Manley, MD discusses the side effects of cancer treatment, emphasizing the importance of treating the patient, not just the condition.