Radiation Oncology for Pediatric CNS Tumors

Editors: Mahajan, Anita, Paulino, Arnold (Eds.)

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  • ​Addresses specifics of pediatric neuro-radiation oncology
  • Covers recent advances in diagnosis and radiotherapy techniques
  • Written and edited by world leaders in pediatric radiotherapy
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About this book

This book reviews the principles and applications of radiotherapy in the management of pediatric brain tumors to allow the reader to gain a full appreciation of the major aspects involved in caring for these patients. Individual sections are devoted to basic principles, specific management for the full range of tumor entities, radiotherapy techniques, and potential toxicities and their management. The book is written and edited by world leaders in pediatric radiotherapy, and care has been taken to cover the latest advances in diagnosis and radiotherapy techniques.

Pediatric brain tumors represent a diverse group of neoplasms that require carefully planned management for successful definitive treatment. Radiotherapy is one of the fundamental components in treatment for the majority of these vulnerable patients. The optimal radiation therapy approach will depend on multiple factors, including tumor type and location, extent of disease, age of the patient, and other therapies. A

thorough understanding of the natural history of the disease, communication with the multidisciplinary team, full knowledge of available radiotherapy techniques, and consideration of potential acute and late toxicities are therefore essential for each patient. 

About the authors

Anita Mahajan is a Professor at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.  She has had a keen interest and experience in the treatment of pediatric patients with brain tumors.  Over her career she has worked with advanced radiotherapy delivery systems and makes an effort to use the best approach for individual patients.  She has become an authority on proton therapy in children and is currently working on refining the use and role of particle therapy for children.  She is an author of over 100 peer reviewed journals, book chapters and has edited several books.  


Dr. Arnold Paulino, Prof. at the Department of Radiology at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. 

Reviews

“The purpose is to provide up-to-date information on the epidemiology and management of brain tumors in children. … this book meets its objectives and is a worthwhile and timely addition to the field. … the intended audience is the pediatric oncology community … .” (Karen Jean Marcus, Doody's Book Reviews, February, 2018)

Table of contents (36 chapters)

Table of contents (36 chapters)
  • Epidemiology of Childhood Brain Tumors

    Lupo, Philip J., Ph.D., M.P.H. (et al.)

    Pages 3-19

  • Histopathology of Primary Tumors of the Central Nervous System

    Adesina, Adekunle M., M.D., Ph.D., F.C.A.P.

    Pages 21-53

  • Imaging of Pediatric Central Nervous System Tumors

    Ordóñez-Rubiano, Edgar G., M.D. (et al.)

    Pages 55-70

  • Surgical Principles in the Treatment of Pediatric Brain Tumors

    Momin, Eric N., M.D. (et al.)

    Pages 71-87

  • Chemotherapeutic Strategies in Brain Tumors

    Khatua, Soumen, M.D.

    Pages 89-104

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $199.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-55428-0
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Softcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-85658-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Radiation Oncology for Pediatric CNS Tumors
Editors
  • Anita Mahajan
  • Arnold Paulino
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55430-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55430-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55428-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85658-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 639
Number of Illustrations
37 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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