THE PNOC DIFFERENCE

PNOC's research will change the course of pediatric brain cancer and save and improve children’s lives.

A check-up the family doctor or pediatrician.
Scientist in a laboratory

GLOBAL COLLABORATION

Through a ground-breaking global collaboration across 38 clinical sites around the globe, PNOC brings together 225+ researchers and clinicians dedicated to bringing new therapies to children and young adults with brain tumors. The intent is to be collaborative, forward thinking, strategic, and efficient in developing clinical trials for the highest unmet need patients. 

PNOC RESEARCH GROUPS

PNOC's disease specific research groups are accelerating progress. PNOC has dedicated research groups for: Low grade Glioma, Diffuse Midline Glioma / High Grade Glioma including DIPG , Medulloblastoma, Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumors (ATRT), Craniopharyngioma, Ependymoma, Germ Cell Tumors, Immunotherapy as well as Imaging, and DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion). 
Watch our disease specific informational webinars for patient families, with PNOC experts sharing the latest research and clinical trial updates
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PERSONALIZED TREATMENT

Traditional brain cancer protocols do not mandate tissue samples, and apply blanket treatments which can lead to ineffective treatments and serious adverse side effects. PNOC trials are based on precision medicine and immunotherapy, because we understand that each tumor is as unique as each child.

OPEN SOURCE DATA SHARING

Through PNOC's pioneering partnership with the Children’s Brain Tumor Network (CBTN), tissue samples and data are available in real time to researchers around the world. Through a suite of cloud-based data platforms CBTN has co-developed, researchers can access these rich collections of brain tumor data from anywhere in the world. 

PATIENT FAMILY RESOURCE LIST

We reached out to patient families and asked them to share resources that helped them during their child’s brain cancer journey. These resources are personalized and practical – they have been used by families with a similar experience who want to share a resource that provided information, counseling, a tool to help cope or a means to comfort their child.
Click to access the patient family resource list PDF

PATIENT FAMILY STORYTELLING & FUNDRAISING

Many families find sharing their story to help raise awareness and research funding empowering. If you are interested in sharing your family's pediatric brain cancer journey, or would like a customized fundraising page, please email rachael@pnocfoundation.org
Read the Grady Family's story

MARCH 2022 CAMPAIGN LAUNCH: THE AT/RT REGISTRY, THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS AT/RT BREAKTHROUGHS

The PNOC AT/RT Working Group is committed to changing the course of history for children diagnosed with AT/RT through data driven discovery. The AT/RT Registry is an essential step towards treatment breakthroughs. Click to learn more and donate to support the AT/RT Registry today!

PNOC has treated over 750 children with cutting edge treatments.

27 clinical trials opened since PNOC's inception.