The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is one the largest hospital and research facility dedicated to childhood diseases in Canada and North America. The SickKids Garron Family Comprehensive Cancer Centre sees over 350 primary cancer cases per year including more than 100 new brain tumor patients, and provides consultations for brain tumor patients worldwide. The dedicated multidisciplinary Pediatric Brain Tumor team is comprised of social workers, psychologists, rehabilitation specialists, neuro-radiologists, neuro-pathologists, 5 neuro-oncologists and 5 pediatric neurosurgeons who are all also deeply engaged in innovative clinical trials and basic/translational research on childhood brain tumors. Many team members are laboratory scientists in the Arthur and Sonia Brain Tumor Research Centre - home to the MAGIC , Rare Brain Tumor and BMMRD international collaborative consortia, and are global leaders who have led critical scientific breakthroughs to advance diagnosis, classification and treatment of more common childhood brain tumors such as medulloblastoma and low grade gliomas, as well as rare cancers including CNS rhabdoid tumors/ATRTs, ETMRs and DIPG. Some of the current areas of research include novel therapeutic approaches for high risk infant brain tumors, cognitive enhancement/preservation therapies, immuno- and targeted therapy for brain tumors, new methods of drug delivery and cancer stem cell therapeutics.
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