Radiation Oncology for Pediatric CNS Tumors

  • Anita Mahajan
  • Arnold Paulino

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Basic Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Philip J. Lupo, Surya P. Rednam, Murali Chintagumpala
      Pages 3-19
    3. Edgar G. Ordóñez-Rubiano, Rachel S. Hicklen, Laura Rivera-Osorio, Jason M. Johnson
      Pages 55-70
    4. Eric N. Momin, Mahmood Khan, Andrew Jea
      Pages 71-87
    5. Soumen Khatua
      Pages 89-104
  3. Embryonal Brain Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Arnold C. Paulino, Christian Carrie
      Pages 107-123
    3. Mary Frances McAleer
      Pages 125-146
    4. Susan L. McGovern
      Pages 147-162
  4. Glial Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Rosangela Correa Villar, Thomas E. Merchant
      Pages 165-187
    3. Rolf-Dieter Kortmann, Arnold C. Paulino
      Pages 189-211
    4. Julie A. Bradley, Ronny L. Rotondo, Daniel J. Indelicato
      Pages 213-228
    5. Scheryll Alken, Fernando Carceller, Henry Mandeville, Frank Saran
      Pages 229-248
    6. Carolyn R. Freeman, Jean-Pierre Farmer, Nada Jabado
      Pages 249-259
  5. Germ Cell Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Yuta Shibamoto, Shinya Takemoto
      Pages 263-274
    3. Ji Hoon Phi, Chuhl Joo Lyu, Joo-Young Kim
      Pages 275-292
  6. Miscellaneous Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Andrew J. Bishop, David R. Grosshans
      Pages 295-309
    3. Yi An, Kenneth B. Roberts
      Pages 311-333
    4. Natia Esiashvili, Ronica Nanda, Mohammad Khan, Bree Eaton
      Pages 335-351
    5. Arthur K. Liu, Todd Hankinson, Johannes E. A. Wolff
      Pages 353-363
    6. Radhika Sreeraman Kumar, Ronny L. Rotondo
      Pages 393-410
  7. Radiotherapy Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 411-411
    2. Pascal Owusu-Agyemang
      Pages 413-418
    3. Sara Alcorn, Stephanie Terezakis
      Pages 419-430
    4. Thomas B. Daniels, Nadia N. Laack
      Pages 431-439
    5. Anita Mahajan
      Pages 441-452
    6. Bree R. Eaton, Judith Adams, Torunn I. Yock
      Pages 453-467
    7. Patricia E. Daly, Normand J. Laperriere
      Pages 489-503
  8. Radiotherapy Toxicity and Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 505-505
    2. Marsha Nortz Gragert, Tanya N. Antonini, Lisa S. Kahalley
      Pages 507-535
    3. Steven G. Waguespack, Wassim Chemaitilly
      Pages 537-551
    4. Irene T. Tung, Jane C. Edmond
      Pages 553-563
    5. Paul W. Gidley
      Pages 565-581
    6. Christine Hill-Kayser, Louis Constine
      Pages 583-593
    7. Edward C. Halperin
      Pages 625-639

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. 


Brain tumors in children Low Grade Glioma Neurotoxicity Pediatric Radiotherapy Pediatric neuro-oncology Pediatric sarcoma

Editors and affiliations

  • Anita Mahajan
    • 1
  • Arnold Paulino
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Radiation OncologyMayo Clinic Dept. of Radiation OncologyRochesterUSA
  2. 2.MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-55428-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-55430-3
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