Chemotherapy for Brain Tumors

J Gordon Millichap
1989 Pediatric Neurology Briefs  
The results of chemotherapy in the treatment of selected brain tumors in children are reviewed by the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Qicology, Children's Hospital and Health Center, San Diego. Chemotherapy was advocated in the following timors: Malignant astrocytoma, glioblastoma multiforme, high risk medulloblastcma, malignant germ cell tumor, pinealoma, pinealoblastoma, and non-Hodgkin lynphcma. It was also considered of value in selected cases of optic glioma, brain stem glioma,
more » ... glioma, ependymoma, and germinoma. Ihe Children's Cancer Study Group and the Pediatric Oncology Group in the United States and the International Society of Pediatric Chcology in Europe have reported results favoring the addition of chemotherapy and a multimodal treatment of brain timors.
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