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Special Radiation Techniques for Pediatric Brain Tumors: Hypofractionation, Radiosurgery, and Brachytherapy

  • Susan M. Hiniker
  • Iris C. GibbsEmail author
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Abstract

Radiation is an important component in the treatment of pediatric brain tumors. Because of the concern for late radiation complications, innovative strategies to improve radiation effectiveness and reduce toxicity have been investigated. Here, we describe hypofractionation, stereotactic radiosurgery, and brachytherapy as advanced radiotherapeutic technologies and strategies currently in use in the treatment of pediatric brain tumors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA

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