SAN DIEGO, CA
University of California, San Diego Rady Children’s Hospital
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.
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Program has a variety of Investigator-initiated, and Collaborative Clinical Trials. Rady Children’s Hospital is a Member of the St. Jude Research Hospital Clinical Research Consortium, Children’s Oncology Group, and Neuroblastoma-Medulloblastoma Consortium. Patients are seen both at the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and in the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery. The Brain Tumor Program offers a weekly multidisciplinary Neuro-Oncology Clinic as well as a long term follow up clinic to include young adults.
The Ronald McDonald House is open to families with a seriously ill child being treated at a medical facility in San Diego, regardless of their ability to pay. Please contact the in-house staff at (858) 467-4750 for more information.
Jennifer Elster, MD
Principal Investigator, Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist
Megan Paul, MD
3020 Children’s Way
San Diego, CA 92123
Fax: (858) 966-4930