Falk Brain Tumor Center
Lurie Children’s Falk Brain Tumor Center offers highly specialized, state-of the-art care for children with brain tumors, the most common solid tumor diagnosed in children. The center is designed specifically to treat children with brain and central nervous system tumors.
Lurie Children's is ranked 6th in the nation in Neurology & Neurosurgery and 11th in the nation in Cancer by U.S.News & World Report.
Our Brain Tumor Board, a team of pediatric healthcare experts, meets weekly to review cases and develop treatment plans for children whose brain and spine tumors have been newly diagnosed, have recurred or require a change in therapeutic plan. Case history, diagnostic images, surgical findings and pathology are each reviewed individually.
The center offers services from the following specialists:
In 1986, the center was established by Stewart Goldman, MD,
Division Head, Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant, and Tadanori Tomita, MD
, Division Head, Pediatric Neurosurgery. Dr. Tomita currently leads the Falk Brain Tumor Center in partnership with Jason Fangusaro, MD
, Section Head of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology.
We offer our patients new treatments such as proton therapy, as well as access to treatments through numerous ongoing clinical studies.
Our Brain Tumor Board completes comprehensive reviews of children's cases each week. Learn how to refer a patient.
Make an Appointment
If you’d like to request an appointment with one of our specialists, call 1.800.543.7362 (1.800.KIDS DOC®). You can also request an appointment online.
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