Predicting change in academic abilities after conformal radiation therapy for localized ependymoma.

@article{Conklin2008PredictingCI,
  title={Predicting change in academic abilities after conformal radiation therapy for localized ependymoma.},
  author={Heather M Conklin and Chenghong Li and Xiaoping P Xiong and Robert J. Ogg and Thomas E. Merchant},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={26 24},
  pages={3965-70}
}
PURPOSE Conformal radiation therapy (CRT) aims to limit the highest radiation dose to the tissue volume at risk while sparing surrounding normal tissues. This study investigated whether treatment of childhood ependymoma with CRT would preserve cognitive function. Academic competence was chosen as the primary outcome measure given it is a measure of applied cognitive abilities in a child's natural setting. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eighty-seven pediatric patients diagnosed with ependymoma received… CONTINUE READING

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