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Pediatric Brain Tumor Clinic

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Clinic at MassGeneral Hospital for Children provides a comprehensive range of services for children diagnosed with brain cancer.

Contact the Pediatric Brain Tumor Clinic at: 617-726-2737

Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Overview

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Clinic at MassGeneral Hospital for Children provides a comprehensive range of services for children diagnosed with brain cancer. We are committed to the development and implementation of a personalized treatment plan that encompasses the latest treatments available in surgical oncology, radiation oncology and chemotherapy to ensure the best possible outcome.

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Clinic is a team of internationally recognized leaders in the care of children with brain and spinal cord tumors. The team provides coordinated evaluation, treatment and care.

Patients receive initial evaluation by the doctor, which includes a careful health history, a physical examination, blood tests, x-rays, scans and other tests depending on the location and type of cancer.

The care team meets weekly to discuss every active patient, shape the treatment plan, discuss ongoing patient issues and provide second opinions. The children and families are then seen in the multidisciplinary Pediatric Brain Tumor Clinic, making it convenient for the child and family to see the specialty providers at the same time, in the same place.

Visits to the clinic may also include the one-on-one support of our social work and psychiatry staff members. Education about treatment, side effects and long-tem issues are also provided in the clinic as well as a referral to additional resources found within the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Cancer Center.

Advanced TreatmentsWe offer children with brain tumors state-of-the-art treatment with the latest technologies available. These include:

  • Advanced neurosurgical techniques such as intraoperative MRIs, which provide diagnostic scans during surgery and aid in a more successful removal of the tumor
  • Computer-assisted surgery
  • Unique chemotherapy
  • State-of-the-art radiation treatments including proton beam radiation at the Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center

Support & CopingWhen a child is diagnosed with cancer, it has a significant impact not only on the child, but parents, siblings and extended family as well. Our program practices family-centered care. Parents and family members are an integral part of the treatment team and are encouraged to be involved as much as possible.

Doctors

  • Abrams, Annah Naomi, MD

    617-724-5600

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Psychiatric Care of the Medically Ill Child (especially pediatric Hem/Onc)
    Board Certifications
    • Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Boston: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Boston: Psychiatry Associates-Inpatient Consult
    • Boston: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Ebb, David Henry, MD

    617-726-2737

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Pediatric Brain Tumors and Hemoglobinopathies
    • Pediatric solid tumors
    Board Certifications
    • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, American Board of Pediatrics
    • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Friedmann, Alison, MD

    617-726-2737

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Supportive care of oncology patients
    • Hematologic malignancies (leukemias and lymphomas)
    • Rhabdomyosarcoma / Soft tissue sarcomas
    • ITP
    • Wilm's tumor / Germ cell tumors / Neuroblastoma
    Board Certifications
    • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, American Board of Pediatrics
    • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
    • Danvers: Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
  • Gobel, Verena, MD

    617-726-2737

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Grabowski, Eric Franklin, MD, SCD

    617-726-2737

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Bleeding and thrombotic disorders
    • Hematology and oncology
    • Retinoblastoma
    • Pediatric stroke
    Board Certifications
    • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
    • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, American Board of Pediatrics
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Huang, Mary Stephanie, MD

    617-726-2737

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Hematology and oncology
    • Hemoglobinopathies
    • Neuroblastomas
    • Pediatric leukemias and lymphomas
    • Late effects and long term follow-up after childhood cancer
    Board Certifications
    • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
    • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, American Board of Pediatrics
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Sachs, Jessica A., MD

    617-726-2737

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • General Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
    Board Certifications
    • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
    • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, American Board of Pediatrics
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Sweetser, David Alan, MD

    617-726-2737

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • medical genetics
    • Biochemical genetics
    • Genetic basis for birth defects and inherited syndromes
    • Pediatric oncology
    • Hematologic malignancies
    • Inherited syndromes
    • Pitt Hopkins syndrome
    • Hematopoiesis
    • Birth defects
    • Hereditary malformations
    • Inherited cancer predispositions
    Board Certifications
    • Clinical Biochemical Genetics, American Board of Medical Genetics
    • Clinical Genetics (M.D.), American Board of Medical Genetics
    • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, American Board of Pediatrics
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
    • Boston: Medical Genetics Clinic
    • Danvers: Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
  • Weinstein, Howard Jeffrey, MD

    617-726-2737

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Pediatric leukemias and lymphomas
    • Childhood solid tumors
    • Stem cell transplantation
    Board Certifications
    • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Other Providers

News

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    The Neuroscience Center at MassGeneral Hospital for Children is a growing program designed to accelerate research and provide state-of-the-art care for children with neurological disorders.

  • Going the distance - 4/20/2012, Mass General

    Crossing the finish line of a marathon is a feat in itself, but completing the race and supporting a good cause is a triumph times two.

  • Family Advisors Foster Future of Cancer Care - 9/28/2011, Mass General

    Parents draw from their experiences to help other patients and families receiving care at the Center for Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

Contact

Contact Us

MGHfC Pediatric Brain Tumor Clinic

Yawkey Outpatient Center

8th floor, Suite 8B Boston, MA 02114
  • Near Public Transit
  • Accessible
  • Phone: 617-726-2737
  • Fax: 617-724-0702

To schedule an appointment with a MassGeneral for Children pediatric specialist, please call 888-644-3248 or complete our online appointment form to request an appointment.

Physicians may call 888-644-3211 or use the online referral form and the Access & New Appointment Center will call your patient within 1 business day.

Contact the Pediatric Brain Tumor Clinic at: 617-726-2737

Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

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