Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program at Children's of Alabama is one of the largest centers that cares for children with brain and spinal cord tumors in the Southeastern United States. Our mission is to improve the lives of children with these tumors through world class care and research. Brain tumors are the most common solid tumor and leading cause of cancer-related death in children. Our program utilizes a multi-disciplinary team approach to diagnose and treat patients and we are fortunate that all facets of care can be provided on the UAB campus. We see 50-70 children who are diagnosed each year and over 1,000 patient visits are made annually to the Neuro-Oncology Clinic. This program combines the expertise of neuro-oncology, neurosurgery, hematology/oncology, neuroradiology, neurology, stem cell transplant, and neuropsychology to appropriately care for this patient population.