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Childhood Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors Treatment Overview (PDQ®)

  • Last Modified: 08/12/2014

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Changes to This Summary (08/12/2014)

The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.

General Information About Childhood Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors

Revised text to state that between 1975 and 2010, childhood cancer mortality decreased by more than 50% (cited Smith et al. as reference 1).

Revised text to state that the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS) estimates that approximately 4,300 U.S. children are diagnosed each year (cited Ostrom et al. as reference 2).

General Approach to Care for Children with Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors

Added Armstrong as reference 7.

This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Pediatric Treatment Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.