Brain Tumors in Children

  • Amar Gajjar
  • Gregory H. Reaman
  • Judy M. Racadio
  • Franklin O. Smith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Nicholas A. Vitanza, Cynthia J. Campen, Paul G. Fisher
    Pages 1-15
  3. P. Ryan Lingo, Asim F. Choudhri, Paul Klimo Jr
    Pages 17-31
  4. Shannon M. MacDonald, Ranjit S. Bindra, Roshan Sethi, Matthew Ladra
    Pages 33-64
  5. Julie H. Harreld
    Pages 65-90
  6. Alberto Broniscer, Kim Nichols
    Pages 91-116
  7. Stefan M. Pfister, David Capper, David T. W. Jones
    Pages 117-129
  8. Nicholas G. Gottardo, Christopher I. Howell
    Pages 131-175
  9. Hendrik Witt, Kristian W. Pajtler
    Pages 177-192
  10. Matthias A. Karajannis, Matija Snuderl, Brian K. Yeh, Michael F. Walsh, Rajan Jain, Nikhil A. Sahasrabudhe et al.
    Pages 193-221
  11. Anna K. Paulsson, Michael A. Garcia, David A. Solomon, Daphne A. Haas-Kogan
    Pages 223-250
  12. Kee Kiat Yeo, Girish Dhall
    Pages 251-264
  13. Thomas E. Merchant
    Pages 265-287
  14. Adriana Fonseca, Salma Al-Karmi, Alexandre Vasiljevic, Andrew Dodghsun, Patrick Sin Chan, Lucie Lafay Cousin et al.
    Pages 289-316
  15. Heather M. Conklin, Jane E. Schreiber, Ashley S. Fournier-Goodnight
    Pages 317-345
  16. Simon Bailey, Jeannette Parkes, Alan Davidson
    Pages 403-426

About this book


This book is a comprehensive and up-to-date compendium of all aspects of brain tumors in children. After introductory chapters on the epidemiology of brain tumors, the book will provide readers with state-of-the art chapters on the principals of radiation therapy, neurosurgery and neuroimaging. Subsequent chapters discuss the biology and treatment of specific types of brain tumors. The concluding chapters present critical information relevant to survivorship, neurocognitive and other late effects, and the global challenges to better diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors in children. This book is co-authored by experts in the treatment of pediatric brain tumors. All of the authors are internationally recognized authorities and they offer an evidence-based consensus on the biology and treatment of brain tumors. This handbook has far-reaching applicability to the clinical diagnosis and management of brain tumors in children and will prove valuable to specialists, generalists and trainees alike.


Brain Tumors Cancer Central Nervous System Tumors Late Effects Survivorship

Editors and affiliations

  • Amar Gajjar
    • 1
  • Gregory H. Reaman
    • 2
  • Judy M. Racadio
    • 3
  • Franklin O. Smith
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of OncologySt. Jude Children’s Research HospitalMemphisUSA
  2. 2.Children’s National Medical CenterGeorge Washington UniversitySilver SpringUSA
  3. 3.CincinnatiUSA
  4. 4.MedpaceCincinnatiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-43203-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-43205-2
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Oncology & Hematology