The Children’s Brain Tumor Project at Weill Cornell Medicine
The Children’s Brain Tumor Project is a research effort at the Weill Cornell Pediatric Brain and Spine Center, co-directed by Dr. Mark Souweidane and Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield. The Children’s Brain Tumor Project has a single goal: to bring hope to the hundreds of patients and families each year who confront the heartbreaking diagnoses of rare and inoperable pediatric brain tumors.
Gliomatosis cerebri, thalamic gliomas, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), craniopharyngioma, and ependymoma are just a few examples of the devastating brain tumors that strike children and adolescents. We focus on studying these tumor types because rare and inoperable tumors are most often neglected in the research landscape due to the lack of funding and support that research scientists need to find cures.