Paediatric ependymomas: should we avoid radiotherapy?

— Categories: Ependymoma Research Articles     Posted on August 22, 2007

Although ependymomas account for only 10% of all childhood brain tumours, this tumour type is particularly common in young children. Because of the potentially severe long-term effects of radiation on the developing central nervous system, over the past 20 years, several studies have focused on the feasibility of using postoperative chemotherapy to delay or even avoiding radiotherapy.

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