Pediatric Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Program

Our Specialists Are National Leaders in Caring for Children

Approximately 3,000 children and teens are diagnosed with brain tumors in the United States each year, making brain tumors the most common pediatric solid tumor. At the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta with the Children's Neurosciences Program, we treat more than 100 pediatric brain tumor patients each year.

In fact, we continue to take care of more neurology and neurosurgery inpatients than any other children's hospital in the country.*

From pediatric neurosurgery to rehabilitation, the team of Georgia doctors, researchers and many other pediatric-trained specialists provide integrated, comprehensive care  for children with brain tumors. As a national leader among childhood cancer, hematology and blood and marrow transplant programs in the country, the Aflac Cancer Center and Children's Neurosciences Program are dedicated to giving patients and families the education, resources and support they need.

Video: Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Program

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Get an in-depth look at the Children's Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Program.


    Barun Brahma, M.D., Tobey MacDonald, M.D. and researchers from Georgia Tech and Emory University published ground-breaking brain tumor research in Nature. This new treatment approach uses nanotechnology to direct tumor cells outside of the brain where they can be captured and killed. Learn more.


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Dr. Tobey MacDonald discusses research efforts for the Brain Tumor Program at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.

Advanced Facilities and Services

  • 40 inpatient specialty beds and outpatient clinics at two hospitals
  • Advanced neurosurgery capabilities with specialized equipment, including an intra-operative image guidance system for frameless stereotactic surgery
  • Onsite diagnostics, oncology pharmacy and anesthesia services
  • One of the nation’s leading inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs

Patient and Family Support Services

*Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS), 2010, the PHIS hospitals are 42 of the largest and most advanced children's hospitals in America and constitute the most demanding standards of pediatric service in America.