Clinical Insights: Optimal Therapy of Pediatric Medulloblastoma
Part of the Oncology collection
Edited by Mustafa Nadi
Medulloblastomas are highly malignant cerebellar tumors. Approximately 80% of medulloblastomas are diagnosed in children younger than 15 years of age, and they are among the leading causes of pediatric cancer deaths. Remarkable advances in survival have been achieved in the past two decades using a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and bone marrow rescue. However, this improvement in outcome is attained at a high cost to quality of life due to the aggressive treatment regimens, and many patients succumb to their disease and/or its recurrence. The five chapters of this book provide a comprehensive, but straightforward, up-to-date reference for medical students, residents and fellows, and other healthcare professionals, as well as basic science researchers with an interest in pediatric medulloblastomas.