Astrocytoma / Glioma
Astrocytomas are tumors that arise from brain cells called astrocytes. Gliomas originate from glial cells, most often astrocytes.
Brain Stem Glioma
The brain stem consists of the midbrain, pons and medulla located deep in the posterior part of the brain.
Choroid Plexus Tumor
The choroid plexus papilloma is a rare, benign tumor most common in children under the age of 2.
Craniopharyngiomas result from the growth of cells that have failed to migrate to their usual area just below the back of the skull early in fetal development.
Ependymomas arise from cells lining the passageways in the brain that produce and store the cerebrospinal fluid or CSF.
These rare, benign tumors arise from ganglia-type cells, which are groups of nerve cells.
Germ Cell Tumors (Brain)
Different types of germ cells give rise to different types of tumors, including germinoma, embryonal carcinoma, endodermal sinus tumor and teratoma.
This condition is similar to glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), but the cells of gliomatosis cerebri are more scattered and widespread.
Infant Brain Tumors
Medulloblastoma and ependymal tumors account for about 50 percent of tumors. Atypical teratoid / rhabdoid and choroid plexus tumors are most commonly found in children younger than 2.
Medulloblastoma / PNET
Medulloblastomas are tumors that arise in the posterior fossa region of the brain. The exact cell of origin is not known.
Oligodendrogliomas arise from oligodendrocytes, a type of supportive brain tissue.