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Irradiation-Induced Brain Dysfunction in Children

  • R. Korinthenberg
Conference paper
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 130)

Abstract

Radiotherapy of the brain and its surrounding tissues contributes significantly to the improvement in long-term event-free survival of children suffering from brain tumors or leukemia. With the prolonged life span the aspects of quality of life and treatment-related sequelae with possible damage to the central nervous system (CNS) are gaining greater importance.

Keywords

Brain Tumor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation Central Nervous System Relapse Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Korinthenberg
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  1. 1.Abteilung Neuropädiatrie und MuskelerkrankungenUniversitätskinderklinikFreiburgFed. Rep. of Germany

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