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Pediatric Neuro-oncology

The pediatric neuro-oncology team at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center works within a multidisciplinary program that includes pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric radiation oncology and advanced practice nursing disciplines.  These physicians and nurses are assisted by pediatric neuropathology, neuroradiology, neurology, endocrinology and nursing specialists.   A dedicated group of neuropsychologists, psychology, physical therapists, occupational therapists, Child Life specialists, nutrition, and social services personnel provide support for both the child and their family.   In additional to standard therapies, we provide research protocols as well as individualized treatment, including the capacity to provide novel cellular, and immune and targeted therapies.  One of our targeted therapy protocols has activity against brain stem glioma. 

Pediatric Neuro-oncology Services (Tumors treated)

  • Astrocytomas
    -Juvenile pilocytic (Grade I)
    -Diffused (Grade II)
    -Anaplastic (Grade III)
    -Glioblastoma multiforme  (Grade IV)
    -Subependymal Giant Cell (Tuberous Sclerosis)
  • Gliomas
    -Brain stem
    -Diffused infiltrative pontine (DIPG)
    -Neurofibromatosis I & II
  • Ependymomas
    -Low grade ependymomas
    -Myxopapillar ependymomas
  • Germ Cell Tumors
    -Endodermal sinus tumors
  • Meningiomas
    -Benign (Grade I)
    -Atypical (Grade II)
    -Anaplastic (Grade III)
  • Additional Tumors
    -Atypical teratoid/Rhabdoid tumor
    -Choroid plexus carcinoma
    -Choroid plexus tumors
    -Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors,
    -Glianeuronal tumors
    -Pituitary tumors
    -Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET retinoblastoma)
    -Tectal tumors
    -Thalamic Tumors

Pediatric Neuro-oncology Physicians & Other Specialists

Paul Jubinsky, MD, Ph.D (Section Chief)
Moshe Reiss, PNP