About the Division

The Division of Neuro-Oncology sets the standard for excellence in brain tumor research and care. By translating discoveries from laboratory bench to patient bedside, our collaborative nature facilitates the sharing of research-generated information to find opportunities to conduct multidisciplinary protocols. As a result, we lead innovative clinical trials that enhance the rate of survival while reducing treatment-related morbidities.

As we enter the next phase of evolution for brain tumor research and care, we continue to advance knowledge related to the etiology and biology of pediatric brain tumors, provide optimal treatment and work toward finding cures for childhood brain tumors.

The division strives to provide unsurpassed medical care and conduct internationally recognized clinical and translational research.

Division priorities

Clinical investigation

The Brain Tumor program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital seeks to improve survival for children with brain tumors while lessening treatment-related morbidities. We work with departments across the institution and partner with cancer care centers globally to design new and improved therapies.

We harness world-class technologies and cultivate the curiosities of the brightest minds in research and medicine to better understand and treat pediatric brain tumors. We look beyond the tumor to consider the patient’s quality of life when designing a protocol. Our clinical research team integrates novel discoveries such as refined diagnostics, molecular pathology, genomic sequencing, precise radiation therapy and tailored chemotherapy in our protocols.

Clinical services

Cancer-directed therapy requires physicians to proactively think about the long-term outcomes of treatment. The Brian Tumor Clinic provides a wide range of services to St. Jude patients and their families, taking an interdisciplinary approach to the delivery of patient care. The Division of Neuro-Oncology leverages advances in brain tumor research, incorporating neurosurgery, advanced MRI techniques, regular intraoperative imaging, proton beam radiation therapy (PBRT) and immunotherapeutic approaches to the next generation of clinical trials. 


St. Jude offers a variety of superb clinical and research training opportunities to turn the next generation of academic physicians into neuro-oncology leaders. Senior faculty members often train postdoctoral fellows, host international visitors and give medical students the chance to rotate through their clinic. Through expert mentorship, outstanding resources, and a uniquely collaborative culture, training at St. Jude can help you gain a successful career in neuro-oncology.



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Division of Neuro-Oncology
MS 260, Room C6024
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105-3678

Email: giles.robinson@stjude.org
Phone: (901) 595-2907
Fax: (901) 595-6211

Preferred contact method: email

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