Multidisciplinary pediatric brain tumor clinics: the key to successful treatment?

Mohamed S. Abdel-Baki, Emily Hanzlik, Mark W. Kieran

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Abstract

Tumors of the CNS are the most common solid tumors diagnosed in childhood. As technology and research in cancer care are advancing, more specialties are involved in the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of children with brain tumors. Multidisciplinary clinics have become the standard of care for cancer care throughout the USA, and specialty clinics focused on particular cancer types are gaining attention in improving the patient outcomes and satisfaction. We will discuss the role of multidisciplinary clinics, in an attempt to create preliminary guidelines on establishing and maintaining a multidisciplinary brain tumor clinic in order to optimize the care of the patients and their families.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-155
Number of pages9
JournalCNS oncology
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • brain tumors
  • long-term outcomes
  • multidisciplinary
  • neuro-oncology
  • pediatric brain tumor clinic
  • quality of life
  • tumor boards

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