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Pediatric CNS Tumors


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  • Discusses pediatric brain tumors in detail according to pathological type

  • Describes current therapeutic strategies and presents treatment algorithms

  • Considers emerging techniques and agents

  • Thoroughly revised and updated edition

Part of the book series: Pediatric Oncology (PEDIATRICO)

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Low-Grade Gliomas

    • Anuradha Banerjee, Theodore Nicolaides
    Pages 1-35
  3. High-Grade Gliomas

    • Jennifer S. Chang, Daphne A. Haas-Kogan, Sabine Mueller
    Pages 37-50
  4. Brainstem Gliomas

    • Tiffany F. Lin, Michael Prados
    Pages 51-67
  5. Ependymoma

    • Cassie Kline, Craig Forester, Anuradha Banerjee
    Pages 69-92
  6. Embryonal Tumors

    • David Raleigh, Corey Raffel, Daphne A. Haas-Kogan
    Pages 93-120
  7. Intracranial Germ Cell Tumors

    • Steve Braunstein, Sean M. McBride, Daphne A. Haas-Kogan
    Pages 121-143
  8. Craniopharyngioma

    • Lauren Ostling, Daphne A. Haas-Kogan, Robert H. Lustig, Nalin Gupta
    Pages 145-169
  9. Neuronal Tumors

    • Dario J. Englot, Edward F. Chang, Nalin Gupta
    Pages 171-186
  10. Choroid Plexus Tumors

    • Nalin Gupta
    Pages 187-198
  11. Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors

    • Jonathan D. Breshears, Peter P. Sun, Kurtis I. Auguste
    Pages 199-220
  12. Rare Tumors

    • Sunanda Pejavar, Daphne A. Haas-Kogan
    Pages 221-236
  13. Neurocutaneous Syndromes and Associated CNS Tumors

    • Alexei Polishchuk, Daphne A. Haas-Kogan, Sabine Mueller
    Pages 237-271
  14. Modern Neuroimaging of Pediatric Brain Tumors

    • Mark D. Mamlouk, Sean O. Bryant, Soonmee Cha, A. James Barkovich
    Pages 273-299
  15. Current Surgical Management

    • Kurtis I. Auguste, Peter P. Sun, Corey Raffel, Mitchel S. Berger, Nalin Gupta
    Pages 301-315
  16. Chemotherapy

    • Theodore Nicolaides, Biljana Horn, Anuradha Banerjee
    Pages 317-342
  17. Advances in Radiation Therapy

    • Mekhail Anwar, Sean M. McBride, Daphne A. Haas-Kogan
    Pages 343-364
  18. Late Effects of Treatment and Palliative Care

    • Eric Chang, Robert Goldsby, Sabine Mueller, Anu Banerjee
    Pages 365-387

About this book

Pediatric CNS Tumors is a detailed review of childhood brain tumors that offers a biologically based perspective on their management. For each tumor type, epidemiology, pathological features, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment are discussed. Particular emphasis is placed on the provision of treatment algorithms that reflect current best practice, and controversies and therapeutic agents under development are also addressed. The closing chapters consider many of the diagnostic and treatment modalities common to all tumors, with special attention to experimental and emerging techniques. This third edition of the book has been thoroughly revised and updated to take into account the latest advances in knowledge and treatment.


  • Childhood Brain Tumors
  • Low-Grade Gliomas
  • High-Grade Gliomas
  • Brainstem Gliomas
  • Intracranial Germ Cell Tumors
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Neurocutaneous Syndromes and Associated CNS Tumors
  • Radiaton Oncology


“This volume written by authors of the University of California in San Francisco and Aukland, review in 17 chapters the updated knowledge on pediatric brain tumors, their clinic, diagnosis, therapy and outcome. Clearly written, each chapter has many references. … For pediatricians, pediatric neurologists, neurosurgeons and pediatric endocrinologists.” (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews (PER), vol. 14 (3), March, 2017)

Editors and Affiliations

  • San Francisco, USA

    Nalin Gupta, Anuradha Banerjee

  • Boston, USA

    Daphne A. Haas-Kogan

About the editors

Nalin Gupta, MD, PhD is Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of California San Francisco, and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. Dr. Gupta received his MD from the University of Toronto, and his PhD in biophysics at UCSF. He completed his neurosurgery training at the University of Toronto and a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children, also in Toronto, Canada. His current research interests include the role of inflammatory cytokines in the progression of brain tumors, and fetal surgery for congenital spine disorders. He leads a number of translational surgical clinical trials evaluating new therapies for brainstem tumors, and congenital disorders of metabolism. 

Daphne A. Haas-Kogan, MD, is chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, USA. She is a Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Haas-Kogan gained her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology magna cum laude from Harvard University. She received her MD from the University of California, San Francisco and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. After completing a residency in Radiation Oncology and post-doctoral fellowship in Molecular Neuro-oncology at UCSF, she remained there as a tenure track faculty member with joint appointments in Radiation Oncology and Neurological Surgery, becoming Vice-Chair for Research in 2003 and Educational Program Director in 2008. Dr. Haas-Kogan has been selected as one of the top physicians in the United States by various publications. She continues to lead and perform laboratory research, design clinical trials, establish robust collaborations with neuro-pathologists, neuro-oncologists, and neuro-radiologists, and develop a thriving clinical practice in radiation oncology. 


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Pediatric CNS Tumors

  • Editors: Nalin Gupta, Anuradha Banerjee, Daphne A. Haas-Kogan

  • Series Title: Pediatric Oncology

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing 2017

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-30787-9

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-80886-4

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-30789-3

  • Series ISSN: 1613-5318

  • Series E-ISSN: 2191-0812

  • Edition Number: 3

  • Number of Pages: XIII, 387

  • Number of Illustrations: 64 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Oncology, Pediatrics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Radiology

  • Industry Sectors: Biotechnology, Health & Hospitals, Pharma

Buying options

USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-30789-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)