Children's Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN


Children’s Minnesota is an independent and not-for-profit health care system that provides comprehensive care exclusively for children and young adults.  Children’s Minnesota has two freestanding hospitals, 12 primary and specialty-care clinics and six rehabilitation sites.   Children’s has the largest pediatric neuro-oncology program in Minnesota, and provides inclusive and collaborative care for children and young adults diagnosed with all types of CNS tumors. Children’s Minnesota is dedicated to clinical research and clinical care, as well as fostering collaborations to facilitate translational research and the development of novel therapeutic regimens for children with CNS tumors.

Contact information


Jim and Colleen Ryan Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
2525 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Phone: 612-813-5940


Principal Investigator
Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist
Anne Bendel, MD is a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and long-term followup of children and young adults diagnosed with central nervous system (CNS) tumors. Dr. Bendel completed her medical school, pediatric residency and pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship training at the University of Minnesota. She joined Children's Minnesota in 1994 where she became the Director of the Neuro-Oncology Program. Dr. Bendel has a strong interest in clinical research of pediatric CNS tumors, CNS tumor cancer predisposition syndromes, long-term followup of pediatric CNS tumor survivors, and the treatment of tumors seen in neurofibromatosis and other neurocutaneous syndromes.

Jennifer Lee, BS, CCRP

Site Coordinator

Michelle Allard, BS

Site Coordinator

Charlet Allen


Anastasia Brown, BS, RN, CCRP

Registered Nurse