Childhood Cancer

Brain Tumors

Brain tumors can be low-grade, which tend to grow more slowly, or high-grade with faster growth rates and more commonly spread into normal brain tissue. There are several rare types and sub-types of pediatric brain tumors.

View the 2021 Impact Report

Latest Brain Tumors grants

David Daniels, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Mayo Clinic
Reach Grants, Awarded 2021
Ernesto Guccione, PhD & Josep Llovet, MD & Arvin Dar, PhD, Principal Investigator
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Reach Grants, Awarded 2021
Pratiti Bandopadhayay, PhD, Principal Investigator
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
'A' Award Grants, Awarded 2021

Latest Brain Tumors blog posts

As a young trainee, many people gave Dr. Michelle Monje, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) grantee from Stanford University the (unsolicited) advice that one cannot have a big career in medicine or science and also have children.... more
As the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) Director of Science, I work to evaluate our funded research projects to track progress and find gaps in funding so that we can direct more research dollars to the largest areas of need, and to... more
Frankie was just 6 years old when his parents rushed him to the emergency room. Within hours, Frankie was diagnosed with a brain tumor called pilomyxoid astrocytoma.  

Pediatric brain tumors account for about a quarter of all childhood... more