Treating Pediatric Brain Cancer in NJ

Brain tumors affect children differently than adults because their brains are still developing. The tumors also act differently than in adults and may be more responsive to treatments. Brain tumors are the most common type of tumor in children under the age of 15. They account for about 20 percent of all pediatric cancers, according to the American Brain Tumor Association.

Most childhood brain tumors originate in the brain or spine. In fact, astrocytoma, medulloblastoma and ependymoma are the most common types of pediatric brain tumors.

There are different types and classifications of childhood brain tumors, including the following:

  • Astrocytoma
  • ATRT
  • Brain stem glioma
  • Choroid plexus tumors, Choroid plexus carcinoma, Choroid plexus papilloma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cysts
  • Desmoplastic infantile astrocytoma
  • Ependymoma
  • Germ cell tumors
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Optic glioma
  • PNET
Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 222-5200
Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at RWJUH
200 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
Medical Specialty Services at Bayonne
16 East 29th Street
Bayonne, NJ 07002
(973) 926-7280
The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 923-7250

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