• Pediatric Cancer Types

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    Find detailed, up-to-date information for many common and rare types of pediatric-onset cancer, and learn about how we support and care for our pediatric cancer patients before, during and after treatment.

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  • Germ Cell Tumor of the Brain
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    A germ cell tumor of the brain arises from primitive developing cells that form in the embryo and may otherwise become the reproductive system. Learn about brain tumors in children and find information on how we support and care for children with germ cell tumors of the brain before, during, and after treatment.

  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
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    Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a fast-growing type of central nervous system tumor that forms from supportive tissue of the brain and spinal cord and has cells that look very different from normal cells. Learn about glioblastoma multiforme and find information on how we support and care for children and teens with GBM before, during, and after treatment.

  • Glioma, Diffuse Pontine
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    A diffuse pontine glioma or brain stem glioma is a malignant tumor that arises in the supportive tissue of the part of the brain that controls many vital functions. Learn about diffuse pontine glioma and find information on how we support and care for children and teens with brain stem glioma before, during, and after treatment.

  • Glioma, Low Grade
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    A low-grade glioma is a slow-growing cancer of the brain that begins in glial cells, which surround and support nerve cells. Learn about low-grade gliomas and find information on how we support and care for children and teens with low-grade gliomas before, during, and after treatment.

  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
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    Gliomatosis cerebri is a highly aggressive, rare form of malignant astrocytic tumor. It begins in the brain or spinal cord in small, star-shaped cells called astrocytes. Learn about gliomatosis cerebri in children and find information on how we support and care for children with gliomatosis cerebri before, during, and after treatment.

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