Cook Children's has two neuro-oncology clinics for the treatment of childhood cancers of the nervous system: the neuro-oncology routine clinic and the neuro-oncology comprehensive clinic. Patients are seen on a regular basis during treatment. We also provide ongoing care and support and neuro-oncology patients are followed for 10 years after treatment, then transition to our Life After Cancer program for long-term survivor care.
Our routine clinic is held several times a week in the hematology and oncology clinic. Patients at this clinic will see either Jeffrey Murray, M.D., or the neuro-oncology nurse practitioner, Emily Braly, and a research nurse if the patient is involved in a clinical trial. Patients have the option to meet with a dietitian, social worker or Child Life specialist at any visit. Patients that are getting chemotherapy or radiation treatments may have routine lab work, as well as chemotherapy and supportive medications done in clinic.
The Neuro-Oncology comprehensive clinic is held once a month and offers visits with doctors and caregivers from neuro-oncology, neurology, endocrinology, radiation oncology, neuropsychology, social work and Child Life. Comprehensive clinic appointments are longer than normal visits to the routine clinic since patients see many specialists during their visits. This can be a big convenience to patients as they don’t need to make separate appointments for each specialist. Routine lab work may also be performed at the visit. Patients are usually seen once or twice a year depending on how long off-therapy they are.
Meet our team
- Jeffrey C. Murray, M.D., Medical Director of Neuro-Oncology,
Board Certified in Pediatric
- Emily Braly, RN, MSN, CPNP, Neuro-Oncology
Location and contact information
The Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center at Cook Children’s
Dodson Specialty Clinics Building
1500 Cooper Street
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Before going to your clinic appointment, please check in on first floor with registration staff.