Cook Children's Neuro-Oncology program is one of the largest in the Southwest, serving children in Fort Worth and beyond. A neuro cancer diagnosis can be the start of a scary journey. Our neuro-oncology team is here to help each child we treat overcome as many obstacles as possible, and to make a difference every step along the way.
We treat a variety of tumors, malignant and nonmalignant, vascular conditions and lesions found throughout the CNS, many of which are extremely complex. Some of the conditions we treat include, but are not limited to:
- Brain tumors, including astrocytomas and other low-grade gliomas
- Brainstem tumors
- High-grade glioma
- Optic tract tumors
- Plexiform neurofibromas
- Spinal cord tumors
Trusted expertise: When you place your child in our care, you know that he or she is in the capable hands of some of the finest neuro-oncology specialists in the country, if not the world. These men and women are dedicated experts in the care and treatment of tumors in the brain, brainstem, optic tract and spine, as well as neurofibromatosis, vascular malformations, dermoid lesions and more.
Advanced care: At Cook Children's, the optimal treatments for CNS neoplasms are developed by an integrated team of specialists as part of a comprehensive neuro-oncology program. Along with access to leading-edge clinical trials, the team uses the best-available neurosurgical and radiotherapeutic techniques and equipment, as well as proper chemotherapy regimens.
Leading research: Our distinguished neuro-oncology team is highly regarded for their active role in national and international clinical research trials and relentless pursuit of seeking cures. Advances in diagnosing and treating children and young people with brain, spine and nervous system tumors are happening at what feels like warp speed. As a result newer neurosurgical technologies, radiation therapy approaches, chemotherapy strategies and the interaction of these amazing breakthroughs are leading to better and better outcomes for children, teens and young adults - and ultimately, their families.
Cook Children's Neuro-Oncology Program is currently participating in several clinical, biology and epidemiology trials in partnership with a number of renowned research organizations, including the Children's Oncology Group (COG) and Texas-Oklahoma Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (TOPNOC).
If your child has been diagnosed, you probably have lots of questions. We can help. If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-885-2500.