Brain tumor patients in need of surgery at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center are treated by pediatric neurosurgeons who are experts in minimally invasive surgical procedures. Using advanced endoscopic techniques, our neurosurgeons can surgically remove brain tumors in a manner that minimizes impact to surrounding brain structures, shortens operating times and reduces recovery times for our patients. Intra-operative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) also lets our neurosurgeons perform precise and complete tumor resections, which can mean fewer surgeries.
A reputation for innovation and achievement helps us attract some of the world’s most skilled and accomplished neurosurgery professionals. Our neurosurgeons are integral members of our multidisciplinary brain tumor treatment teams. Visit our Brain Tumor Center homepage to learn more about our expertise in diagnosing and treating pediatric brain tumors.
Our neurosurgeons are involved in research that offers new hope for children with brain, spine or central nervous system tumors. We developed and refined some of the most influential advances in pediatric neurosurgery, including:
Our laboratory research focuses on the basic mechanisms of common neurosurgical conditions, such as:
Breakthroughs in our laboratories and clinics play a critical role in children’s health by improving brain surgery and making the experience easier for children and their families.
Our team is actively involved in research to improve understanding of why brain diseases occur and to develop better methods of early detection to ensure that these conditions have as little impact as possible on the developing brain.
Through ongoing education, care and support, we are preparing cancer survivors for the road ahead. Learn about our extensive services for survivors of pediatric cancer.
Mark Kieran MD discusses multidisciplinary approaches to treating brain tumors; sponsored by American Brain Tumor Association.