Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 107–109

New insights into childhood ependymomas


  • Roger J. Packer
    • Division of NeurologyChildren’s National Medical Center

DOI: 10.1007/s11910-005-0007-2

Cite this article as:
Packer, R.J. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep (2005) 5: 107. doi:10.1007/s11910-005-0007-2


Childhood ependymomas, which comprise approximately 10% to 15% of all brain tumors arising in patients less than 18 years of age, remain a highly problematic group of tumors to treat. Relapse-free survival rates vary significantly in contemporary series, and therapeutic approaches remain unsettled.

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