Brain Tumors in Children 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.
About the Author
Amar Gajjar, M.D., is Chair of the Department of Pediatric Medicine at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA. He has a long history at St. Jude, having undertaken a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship there from 1989 to 1992 and then an additional year of Fellowship in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology.
Gregory H. Reaman, M.D. joined the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Office of New Drugs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the Associate Director of the Office of Oncology Drug Products in 2011. He is the Founding and Immediate Past Chair of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) having served in this capacity from 2000 through 2010.
Judy M. Racadio is a former Emergency Medicine physician who currently performs medical writing and editing for various academic medical, private medical, and corporate departments. She received her M.D. in 1992 from the University of Cincinnati.
Franklin O. Smith, III, M.D., FAAP, FACP, is Vice President for Medical Affairs at Medpace and is Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and completed postdoctoral training in pediatrics at the University of Florida and fellowship training in pediatric hematology/oncology at the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.