Late effects of therapy for pediatric brain tumor survivors.

  title={Late effects of therapy for pediatric brain tumor survivors.},
  author={Christopher David Turner and Celiane M Rey-Casserly and Cori C. Liptak and Christine A. Chordas},
  journal={Journal of child neurology},
  volume={24 11},
Approximately 2 of every 3 of all pediatric patients with brain tumors will be long-term survivors. However, there is a steep cost for pediatric brain tumor survivors, and the group as a whole faces significantly more late effects than many other survivors of pediatric cancers. Most of these effects can be attributed to direct neurologic damage to the developing brain caused by the tumor and its removal, the long-term toxicity of chemotherapy, or the effects of irradiation on the central… CONTINUE READING