Connecting with the right physician and/or program for your tumor type is an imperative component in unraveling the mystery behind finding the right cure and treatment options for your child’s unique brain tumor.
The following sites provide databases that contain both physician and program specific information on a national scale.
|CureSearch Resource Guide||At more than 200 COG (Children’s Oncology Group) member institutions worldwide, our dedicated physicians, nurses and scientists are conducting clinical trials and performing research to identify cancer causes and pioneer treatments and cures.|
|Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium||The Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC) was formed by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in 1999 to improve the treatment of primary brain tumors in children. NCI selected the original nine member institutions on the basis of their extensive experience with pediatric brain tumor clinical trials and the depth of their laboratory and imaging capabilities. In 2002, PBTC enlisted a 10th member after a review of competitive applications.Together, these ten academic centers and children’s hospitals are responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of the majority of children with primary brain tumors in the United States.|
|American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons||The American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons was founded in January 1978 by eighteen North American neurosurgeons and was dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of the subspecialty of pediatric neurological surgery. The Society’s membership has grown to include virtually all North American neurosurgeons who devote a substantial majority of their practice to the care of pediatric patients, and now has well over 100 neurosurgeons on its active membership roster.|
|American Association of Neuropathologists||The American Association of Neuropathologists, Inc. (AANP) began in the early 1930’s as a professional and educational organization representing American neuropathologists. It was incorporated in the State of Pennsylvania in May 1960. Over the years the Association has grown to over 800 members many of whom are international members. The AANP’s purpose is to advance the science and practice of neuropathology.|
The Children’s Tumor Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) medical foundation, dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by the neurofibromatoses (NF). This organization maintains a database of Neurofibromatosis Clinics worldwide.
Editor’s note: A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure Foundation has provided these connections as a service to our readership. We are entirely a third party to these entities and therefore do not endorse any one site or institution. Please contact us at [email protected] if you would like to recommend any other helpful database resources.