Brain Tumor Treatment Appointments

If you’d like to request an appointment with one of our specialists, call 1.800.543.7362 (1.800.KIDS DOC®).

Bring with You

  • Your child's medical records, including radiographic imaging reports and actual images (including CT and MRIs) on a CD, surgery reports, pathology report from initial and most recent surgery and a detailed description of past treatment
  • A list of your child's current medications, including the name of medicine, the dose and frequency
  • Your insurance information
  • For patients participating in a clinical trial, two copies of your child’s most recent MRIs

Treatment in a Clinical Trial

Certain therapies or medications are only available through a clinical trial. Before starting new treatment, your child may need to have specific exams, tests or procedures to determine whether they are eligible to participate in a specific clinical trial. Requirements may include physical and neurological exams, MRIs, laboratory tests and lumbar punctures. Specific clinical trials may require additional tests, including echocardiograms, audiological exams and other specialized tests that may be new to you and your child. Once a treatment is selected, the process of enrolling a patient can take from three days to two weeks. We ask that all families be prepared to stay in Chicago at least one week.