Brain and Spinal Tumors of Childhood

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Children with brain and spinal tumors account for 20-25% of childhood cancers. Until the early 1990s there had been little progress in the development of new treatments, and outcomes were not improving despite advances seen in other childhood cancers. During the past 10 years, however, there has been a dramatic increase in interest in the subject among pediatric specialists worldwide, and new multi-disciplinary teams have become established. There are encouraging early signs of improvement in outcomes, and more are anticipated.



The appearance of this comprehensive, but practical, evidence-based review of brain and spinal tumors in children is therefore very timely. The content includes detailed coverage of the diagnosis, clinical management, after care and monitoring, and underlying biology of brain and spinal tumors in children. International in approach, it draws on the experience of the European Childhood Brain Tumour Committee, linked to the International Society of Paediatric Oncology, and various multi-centre clinical trials to reflect the various approaches to management that have arisen around the world.
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David A. Walker BMedSci BM BS FRCP FRCPCH
Reader and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Oncology, Division of Child Health, School of Human Development, University of Nottingham, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Giorgio Perilongo MD
Consultant Paediatric Oncologist, Neuro-oncology Program, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Padova, Italy

Jonathan A. G. Punt MB BS FRCS FRCPCH
Formerly Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Neurosurgery and Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon, Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre, Nottingham, UK

Roger E. Taylor MA MB BS FRCP(Edin) FRCP FRCR
Consultant Clinical (Radiation) Oncologist, Cookridge Hospital, Leeds, UK
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CRC Press
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Published on
Jul 30, 2004
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Pages
552
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ISBN
9781444114263
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English
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Medical / Oncology
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