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Pediatric central nervous system (CNS) tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related death in children. Some types of pediatric CNS tumors, such as low-grade gliomas, have long overall survival, while others, such as medulloblastoma, have demonstrated improved survival in recent years. However, many rare pediatric CNS tumors, like diffuse midline gliomas, continue to have dismal outcomes with few to no long-term survivors. Regardless of the tumor subtype, many patients go on to suffer from late effects related to their diagnoses and the treatments necessary to manage their tumors. Given these factors, novel surgical and medical approaches are being pursued to improve survival, functional, and quality of life outcomes for children and young adults with CNS tumors.
This seminar focuses on neurosurgery and was delivered at a virtual event titled, “New Surgical and Medical Approaches to Pediatric Brain Tumors,” on November 12, 2021.
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