The treatment and long-term prognosis of children with intracranial tumors: a study of 610 cases, 1950-1981.

@article{Bloom1990TheTA,
  title={The treatment and long-term prognosis of children with intracranial tumors: a study of 610 cases, 1950-1981.},
  author={Hal J. Bloom and J. G. Glees and Jeffrey Bell and Sue E Ashley and Caroline Gorman},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={1990},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={723-45}
}
Six hundred and ten children aged under 16 years with intracranial tumors were referred for radiotherapy between 1950 and 1981: 579 were new cases and 31 had recurrent disease after primary treatment elsewhere. Radiotherapy was completed in 93% of all cases. The actuarial survival rate for all new cases was 53% at 5 years, 46% at 10 years, 40% at 20 years, and 39% at 30 years. The oldest children (10-15 years) had the best survival and the youngest (0-2 years) had the worst survival. Children… CONTINUE READING
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