Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Research Team
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The Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy is home to some of the most advanced neuro-oncology research in the world. The Lillian S. Wells Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Florida is one of the top-funded neurosurgery departments in the United States.

Supported by the National Institutes of Health and other grant sources, the department is a destination for some of the top researchers in the area of neuro-oncology. The brain tumor research teams at the center include more than 20 scientists who are focused on finding a cure for brain cancer.

Read more about our Pediatric Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor program.

Duane Mitchell Thumbnail Duane Mitchell, MD, PhD
Co-Director, Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy
Professor, Cancer Immunotherapy
Elias Sayour Thumbnail Elias Sayour, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
Catherine FloresCatherine Flores, PhD
Associate Professor, CarT-cell therapy for GBM
Loic P. Deleyrolle ThumbnailLoic P. Deleyrolle, PhD
Assistant Professor, Glioma, tumor initiating cells,
neural stem cell functions/dysfunctions

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At UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, every child diagnosed with a condition requiring neurosurgical expertise is cared for with an individualized treatment plan. We see patients within just a few days for non-emergency cases and within 24 hours for urgent cases.

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