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At Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center, we have already helped many infants, children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with a germinoma: a specific type of germ cell tumor that is usually malignant (cancerous). These tumors, which originate from sex cells, become “trapped” in the brain during utero instead of migrating down toward the testes or ovaries.
Here is some basic information about germinomas:
Learn more detailed information about germ cell tumors of the brain and germ cell tumors of the ovaries.
How Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center approaches germ cell tumors of the brain
At the Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center, we hold a weekly brain tumor clinic for newly diagnosed children currently receiving treatment. At each appointment, you meet with specialists on your child’s team, from our pediatric neuro-oncologist, neurologist and neurosurgeon, to our pediatric endocrinologist, psycho-oncologist and School liaison.
Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center’s Pediatric Brain Tumor Program offers the following services:
Germinoma: Reviewed by Peter E. Manley, MD
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