It is part of our mission to research and pursue evidence-based treatments and cures for children.

The pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program is strongly supported by Johns Hopkins All Children's Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute and the Institute for Brain Protection Sciences. Specialists in both institutes work closely together to discuss patient care and clinical trial status, with neuro-oncology tumor boards held weekly and molecular tumor boards held monthly.

The Johns Hopkins All Children’s neuro-oncology faculty are board-certified in their specialties, have grant funding track records and prior experience as investigators in clinical trials and cohort studies. Stacie Stapleton, M.D., director of pediatric neuro-oncology at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, has been principal investigator on multiple investigator-initiated studies and has numerous grant funds. In addition to our comprehensive team of experts, the Neuro-Oncology Program benefits from being an affiliate of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Consortiums and Research Studies 

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital is a member of multiple consortiums and participates in multi-site studies pertaining to patients with central nervous system tumors. We have worked with several other multi-institutional consortiums by opening early-phase studies at our institution.

Learn more about research studies at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital


The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Neuro-Oncology Program is dedicated to providing cancer patients and families with helpful resources. The links below are excellent resources for information on clinical trials and other medical information about childhood cancer.

  • is a database of privately and publicly funded clinical studies conducted around the world. Search actively recruiting studies or learn about new interventions/treatments.

  • CureSearch

    CureSearch funds children’s cancer research, supports clinical trials and provides a wide variety of medical information, clinical videos, webinars and other resources for patients and families.