Treatment for childhood brain and spinal cord cancer is given by cancer specialists (oncologists). Some specialize in surgery, some in radiation therapy and others in chemotherapy (drugs). These doctors work with children with cancer and their parents to decide on a treatment plan.
Treatment plans are designed to meet the unique needs of each child with cancer. Treatment decisions for childhood brain and spinal cord cancer are based on:
Treatment options for childhood brain and spinal cord cancer
Clinical trials investigate better ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer. Most children with cancer are treated in a clinical trial. For more information, go to clinical trials.
Information about specific cancer drugs
The following websites have information about specific drugs used to treat cancer in children.
Curesearch Chemotherapy Information (www.curesearch.org)
Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) Drug Information Sheets (www.cancercare.on.ca)
British Columbia Cancer Agency (BCCA) Cancer Drug Manual (www.bccancer.bc.ca)