Journal of Neuro-Oncology

, Volume 47, Issue 3, pp 231–238 | Cite as

Radiation Therapy and the Management of Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors

  • Steven R. Isaacson


The use of radiation therapy in the management of intramedullary spinal cord tumors remains controversial. Several studies indicate that the use of postoperative radiation therapy modestly improves both local control and survival in spinal cord ependymomas and astrocytomas. Modern treatment planning and imaging allow more accurate target definition and respect for related normal tissue tolerances.

astrocytoma ependymoma spinal cord tumor radiation therapy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven R. Isaacson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiationCollege of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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