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In the Neuro-oncology department, we treat children with brain tumors and tumors in the central nervous system. Brain tumors are the most common form of cancer in children after leukemia. This department treats both children for day treatment and children admitted to our center for a longer period of time.
There are many types of brain tumors in children. These are all different diseases with big differences in treatment and prognosis. Brain tumors that occur in children are rare in adults. 

What diseases do we treat?
In the Neuro-oncology department, children are treated with:

Low-grade glioma, including optic glioma
High-grade glioma, including pontine gliomas
Germ cell tumors
Choroid plexus tumor (CPT)
Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (ATRT)

The Department
The Neuro-oncology department is located on the second floor and consists of an outpatient clinic, day treatment and a clinic.

Your child is our priority
At the Princess Máxima Center, we want to promote the normal development of your child as much as possible. We do this by keeping the stress on your child and yourself as low as possible, coordinating everything with you and communicating as well as possible. Our center was designed and decorated with this so-called development-oriented care as a starting point. In addition to the parent-child rooms, there are various facilities such as a teen lounge, a discovery corner, a theater, educational facilities and various gardens. On this page, you'll find an overview of all the facilities at our center.

Read here about how we stimulate your child's development.

Shared Care
The Princess Máxima Center works closely with regional Shared Care centers. The pediatric oncologists at the Princess Máxima Center make the diagnosis and the treatment plan and provide the complex care in our clinic. You can go to a hospital near your home for less complex care with your child. You will find all the information you need on this page.

Team Neuro-oncology