Osteopenia, physical activity and health-related quality of life in survivors of brain tumors treated in childhood.

@article{Odame2006OsteopeniaPA,
  title={Osteopenia, physical activity and health-related quality of life in survivors of brain tumors treated in childhood.},
  author={Isaac Odame and Joann Duckworth and Danielle Talsma and Lesley F Beaumont and William P. Furlong and Colin L Webber and Ronald Barr},
  journal={Pediatric blood & cancer},
  year={2006},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={357-62}
}
BACKGROUND Osteopenia has been reported in children surviving acute lymphoblastic leukemia and brain tumors, apparently as a consequence of therapy. It has been suggested that cranial irradiation may play a role in the development of this complication. In order to explore that possibility, we examined survivors of brain tumors treated with and without radiation in childhood to investigate associations between radiation, osteopenia, physical activity, health status and overall health-related… CONTINUE READING
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