Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, has Kentucky’s only multidisciplinary pediatric spinal cord and brain tumor treatment program. Because children require a different type of care than adults, our specialists have expertise treating brain tumors in children. Our team provides specialized care that includes the expertise of a neuroradiologist, neuro-oncologist, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, neurologist, pathologists and a psychologist.
Our team works to offer top-notch care for your child combined with quality of life after treatment. Outcomes for children with brain tumors have improved significantly. Most children with brain and spinal cord tumors are long-term survivors due to the many advancements made in the field, including improved surgical techniques, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Our multidisciplinary team of pediatric brain tumor specialists cares for every child in our pediatric brain tumor program. Children also benefit from treatment in our integrated rehabilitation facility. The rehab team includes physical and occupational therapists who begin therapy as early as possible during cancer treatment to give patients the greatest benefit. We are committed to providing high-quality treatment for each child while supporting the family’s physical and psychosocial needs.