UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

San Francisco and Oakland, CA, USA
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The Pediatric Brain Tumor Center at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, with campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, harnesses the power of world-class experts from all disciplines related to child brain health, including neurology, neurosurgery, neurocritical care, neurogenetics, neuro-oncology, rehabilitation, neuroradiology, neuropsychology, and psychiatry. The neurology and neurosurgery specialties at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals ranked #15 in the country in the 2020-21 U.S. News & World Report annual survey of Best Children’s Hospitals.

The Center cares for more than 100 patients per year including expert opinions from patients around the world. Many of our patients are being enrolled in innovative clinical trials through the Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (PNOC). Drs. Prados and Mueller from UCSF are leading the PNOC – an international clinical trial consortium with 19 sites in the US, as well as sites in Australia, Europe, Israel and India.

A specific research focus at UCSF is CNS directed delivery such as convection enhanced delivery and the use of ultrasound to disrupt the blood brain barrier. Further, UCSF is developing immunotherapy trials for children with brain tumors with a focus on children with diffuse midline gliomas.

Further, we have dedicated research projects to elucidate the underlying genetic signatures in patients experiencing late effects.


Schuyler Stoller | Clinical Research Coordinator