The Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program is a multidisciplinary program that was developed at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital in 2000 to better meet the needs of children with brain and spinal cord tumors. This program is committed to improving the survival rate for these children through state-of-the-art, research-based care. Our medical team provides a high level of expertise and is composed of a variety of subspecialists. These experts – from pediatric oncology, pediatric neurosurgery, radiation oncology, pediatric neuroradiology, and neuropathology – work in collaboration to provide highly specialized treatment plans. Our team is supported by excellent professionals in psychology, social work, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, audiology, and rehabilitation services. We are part of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), an international childhood cancer research organization. This allows us to offer these children and adolescents access to the newest drug trials available.
All patients are managed by the multidisciplinary team. The team meets monthly at a special tumor board to review all new patients and active patients who are undergoing therapy. Since 2000, over 175 children and adolescents have been treated in the program.
The mission of the program is as follows:
To meet this mission, the program provides a multidisciplinary clinic for the care of long-term survivors. This clinic is held once a month and is attended by pediatric neuro-oncology. neurosurgery, radiation oncology, social work, and selected other team members.
Current clinical trials:
Penn State Hershey Pediatric Hematology/Oncology staff are available to provide phone consultations or to see children in our Neuro-Oncology Program located at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.
Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital
P.O. Box 850, M.C. H085
Hershey, PA 17033
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
We can also be reached after hours by calling the hospital operator at 717-531-8521 for more urgent needs.
If you wish to transfer a patient to our care, we ask that you fax all pertinent medical records and insurance information to our office.