Participating Sites

Boston, MA

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Center at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is a world-renowned destination for children with malignant and non-malignant brain and spinal cord tumors. Our patients receive care from neurologists, neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons and pediatric subspecialists with extensive expertise in treating these types of childhood cancers.

St. Louis, MO

Founded in 1879, St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH) is at the forefront of pediatric medicine, providing care for children around the world. As the pediatric teaching hospital for Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM), SLCH offers nationally recognized programs for training and research. Nationally recognized as a Best Children’s Hospital by U.S.

Columbus, OH

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care networks providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities.

Chicago, IL

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital, provides superior pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design. As the largest pediatric provider in the region with a 130 year legacy of excellence, kids and their families are at the center of all we do.

Memphis, TN

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to increase the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.


Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Home to Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. Children’s National is a Magnet® designated hospital. With 303 beds and eight regional outpatient centers, Children’s National is the premier provider of acute pediatric services in the Washington metropolitan area.


Since opening its doors as the nation's first hospital devoted exclusively to the care of children, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been the setting for medical discoveries, innovations and breakthroughs that have benefited children throughout the world. Children's Hospital is ranked No. 1 on the U.S.News & World Report 2013-14 Honor Roll of the nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals and No. 1 in Parents magazine’s 2013 survey of the nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals. These rankings reflect the Hospital’s steadfast commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare providers and pioneering major research initiatives.

Seattle, WA

Seattle Children’s Cancer Center is consistently ranked among the top 10 pediatric cancer centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Seattle Children’s brain tumor team is a coordinated group of board certified specialists, including pediatric neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons, nurse practitioners, radiation oncologists, neurologists, rehabilitation medicine physicians, neuropsychologists, nutritionists, social workers, neuro-pathologists and neuro-radiologists.

Portland, Oregon

The mission of the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital is to promote the well-being of children and adolescents with brain tumors and spinal cord tumors by ensuring excellence in patient care, education, and research. Our patients and their families are our top priority and we provide the comprehensive care that they need, with expert physicians in multiple sub-specialties as well as staff who meet the needs that go beyond the medical and surgical treatments.

Salt Lake City, Utah

The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, is ranked as one of the top public research universities in the nation. The School of Medicine combines excellence in teaching, research, and clinical expertise, and is widely recognized for interdisciplinary research in diverse areas of leading-edge medicine, including cancer. The Huntsman Cancer Institute, including the Center for Children’s Cancer Research, is a National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center and a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

Oakland, CA

Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland (CHRCO) celebrated its 100th birthday in 2012. As the oldest pediatric medical center between Los Angeles and Seattle, its physicians and staff have consistently provided exceptional medical care for children in Northern California and beyond. It has expanded its role over the years from a medical “safety net” for East Bay children into a regional pediatric medical center with specialized staff and facilities able to treat rare illnesses and health problems.

San Francisco, California

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is recognized throughout the world as a leader in health care, known for innovation, technology and compassionate care. For more than a century, UCSF has offered the highest quality medical treatment. Today, it is one of the top children's hospitals in the nation, according to a ranking by U.S. News & World Report.

Los Angeles, CA

The mission of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Mattel Children's Hospital is to provide state-of-the art treatment for children in a compassionate atmosphere, as well as conduct research that improves the understanding and treatment of pediatric diseases. Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, one of the highest-rated children's hospitals in California, is a vital component of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, ranked the fifth best hospital in nation and best in the western United States by U.S. News & World Report.

Los Angeles, CA

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is one of the largest children’s hospitals in the United States and offers a new state-of-the-art hospital building that opened in July, 2011. For the fifth year in a row, our hospital has been named to the prestigious National Honor Roll by U.S. News & World Report rankings. CHLA is ranked fifth in the nation for cancer care on the U.S. News & World Report Best Children's Hospitals List.

San Diego, CA

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Program at Rady Children’s Hospital and University of California San Diego consists of a multidisciplinary team from the Divisions of Neurosurgery, Hematology-Oncology, Neurology, Radiation Oncology, Pathology, and Radiology. The Program has a strong translational research component that includes members from a variety of San Diego Institutions (UCSD Moores Cancer Center,Scripps Insitute, Sanford Burnham Institute) whose goal is to provide first class care in the area of pediatric neurooncology.