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Individualized Brain and Spine Tumor Services and Treatments

With a focus on the expert care of pediatric patients with brain tumors, spinal tumors or neurofibromatosis (NF), our young patients have access to neuro-oncology specialists for every aspect care based on their individual needs. At Arkansas Children’s, we have the only team of pediatric neuro-oncology specialists in the state, and we offer expert care for a range of brain and spinal issues and conditions. In a kid-friendly environment with all areas of care under one roof, our team is here to help your child through all phases of diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.

Advanced Technology for Diagnostic Imaging Services

With access to all of the advanced technology resources at Arkansas Children’s, our patients are able to schedule any diagnostic tests or services in the same building as our brain and spine tumor specialists. With magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET), our specialists are able to accurately diagnose and then regularly monitor tumor activity.   

Specialized Care for Neurofibromatosis

Our specialized Neurofibromatosis (NF) Clinic offers expertise for the diagnosis and treatment of patients of all ages with neurofibromatosis, including NF1, NF2, and schwannomatosis. Our team of pediatric specialists works together for personalized care plans, including short and long-term monitoring. By working with a team that is focused on neurofibromatosis specific aspects of care, including clinical trials, your child will benefit from our team’s unique experience and expertise.   

Because neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder, Arkansas Children’s also provides genetic counseling and support for parents as they better understand how neurofibromatosis can affect family decisions.

Access to Clinical Trials through Arkansas Children’s Dedication to Research

As an academic medical center, we continue to advance care and improve outcomes through a dedication to research and discovery. Our young patients have access to brain and spinal tumor specific clinical trials when more traditional treatment is not effective. We know that access to this more advanced care for the unique and complex needs of pediatric brain and spinal cord tumor treatment is at times necessary – and effective.

For Appointments or Information about the Brain Tumor Program at ACH

For more information or to make an appointment with one of our brain and spine tumor specialists at Arkansas Children’s Neuroscience Center, please contact Lora Parker BSN, RN, CPHON at parkerls@archildrens.org or 501-364-2934. The Neuroscience Center is located in the ACH Main Hospital, South Wing on the 2nd Floor. Please view our maps for easy directions.