Treatment of childhood diffuse brain stem tumors: comparison of results in different treatment modalities.

@article{Gorayeb2006TreatmentOC,
  title={Treatment of childhood diffuse brain stem tumors: comparison of results in different treatment modalities.},
  author={Melissa Martins de Aquino Gorayeb and Salim Aisen and Wladimir Nadalin and Rodrigo Panico Gorayeb and Helo{\'i}sa de Andrade Carvalho},
  journal={Clinical & translational oncology : official publication of the Federation of Spanish Oncology Societies and of the National Cancer Institute of Mexico},
  year={2006},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={45-9}
}
BACKGROUND Diffuse brainstem tumors in children are rare and its treatment is controversial. Although radiotherapy (RT) used to be the treatment of choice, results remained unsatisfactory. The association of RT with other therapies is common, but lacks scientific data regarding its efficacy. Comparison of results of irradiation alone versus combined treatment modalities is crucial in improving survival. METHOD The authors reviewed twenty-four patients with diffuse brainstem tumors, with mean… CONTINUE READING

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