Rehabilitation for survivors of pediatric brain tumors: Our work has just begun

Audrey N. Lim, Beverly J. Lange, Allison A. King

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CNS tumors are the second most common childhood cancer, and survival rates for children with these tumors have increased over the last few decades. Children are often treated with a combination of neurosurgery, chemotherapy and cranial radiation. Both the tumors and these therapies can lead to cognitive challenges, decreased social participation or coping, and physical dysfunction, which can impede a child's ability to complete daily activities and participate in his or her environment. This review describes these late effects in the framework of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, and discusses the few studies that have attempted to improve children's functioning in their environment beyond just survival.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-146
Number of pages12
JournalFuture Neurology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 19 2010


  • Brain tumor
  • Cognition
  • Disability
  • Health
  • International classification of function
  • Late effects
  • Pediatrics
  • Social skills
  • Survivorship


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