Spinal Cord and Brain Tumor Treatment
The Norton Children’s Cancer Institute has the state’s only multidisciplinary pediatric spinal cord and brain tumor treatment program. Our team provides specialized care for children with brain and spinal cord tumors. We include the expertise of a neuroradiologist, neuro-oncologist, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, neurologist, pathologists and a psychologist.
Our team works to offer the best outcomes for these children and the highest possible quality of life after treatment.
Because children are different from adults, our specialists have expertise treating brain tumors in children. 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 experts cares for every child in the 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 the highest quality treatment for each child, while supporting the family’s physical and psychosocial needs.
Meet our team
Thomas M. Moriarty, M.D., Ph.D. – Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Karen K. Moeller, M.D.
Jessica Beal-Korhonen, Psy.D.
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