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At Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders 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:
How Dana-Farber/Boston Children's approaches germ cell tumors of the brain
At the Dana-Farber/Boston Children's, 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/Boston Children's Pediatric Brain Tumor Program offers the following services:
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