Brain and Spine Cancer

Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital

Neuro-oncology, treating brain and spinal cord tumors

At Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital we diagnose and treat brain tumors and spinal cord tumors (both malignant and benign) in children of all ages. Jessica Goodman, MD, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, specializes in diagnosing and treating childhood cancers of the brain and spinal cord. As a member of the internationally recognized Children’s Oncology Group, Dr. Goodman and her associates have a strong network of care for critically ill children and their families. Treating these types of tumors in a child involves a multidisciplinary team of the pediatric hematologists/oncologists, neurosurgeon and radiation oncologist, all onsite at PMCH.

Through Peyton Manning Children’s Rehabilitative Services, Tumors in the brain or on the spinal cord can significantly affect motor function including speech, hearing and other sensory abilities. Our patients will have access to highly trained pediatric rehabilitative therapists who focus on physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and hearing (audiology).

The Pediatric Neuro-Oncology group participates in national and international clinical trials and research studies. Being on the front end of knowledge helps our patients and families access the most current therapies.

Innovations in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

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