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The diagnosis and treatment of childhood central nervous system tumors raises profound ethical and theological questions including the problem of evil, the physician’s religious license to heal, and the “slippery slope” problem of informed consent. This chapter explores these three questions.

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  • Informed consent
  • Physician’s religious license to heal
  • Problem of evil

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Some of the material in this chapter has been previously published by the author, in a different form, in “The Problem of Evil and Childhood Cancer” and “Common Responses to the Problem of Evil” in Halperin EC, Chapter 1, “The Cancer Problem in Children”, in Constine LS, Tarbell NJ, Halperin EC (editors). Pediatric Radiation Oncology, Sixth Edition. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer, 2016, and is used in this chapter with the gracious permission of WoltersKluwer of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Halperin, E.C. (2018). Afterword. In: Mahajan, A., Paulino, A. (eds) Radiation Oncology for Pediatric CNS Tumors. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55430-3_36

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