Brain tumors are the second most common type of malignancy in children less than 2 years of age. Furthermore, brain tumors as a whole are the most common solid tumor of childhood and 12-15% of all childhood brain tumors occur in children less than two. Childhood brain tumors occur in…
Brain tumors are the most common solid tumor of childhood. Among brain tumors, low-grade gliomas are the most common type, accounting for almost 50% of all tumor types. There are two major types of cells that make up the brain: neurons and glia. Neurons are responsible for information processing. Glial…
INTRODUCTION: Although ependymomas are the third most common type of brain tumor in children (following astrocytoma and medulloblastoma), they are relatively rare, with approximately 200 cases diagnosed in the US each year in children and adults less than 25 years of age. Ependymomas account for 6-12% of brain tumors in…
Medulloblastoma is the most common primary malignant central nervous system tumor arising in childhood. Survival rates for children with medulloblastomas have nearly doubled and so has the recognition that many survivors are impaired and new forms of treatment are needed. Its understanding and management represents both the progress and challenges…
Brain stem tumors are perhaps the most dreaded cancers in pediatric oncology, owing to their historically poor prognosis, yet they remain an area of intense research. Brain stem tumors account for about 10 to 15% of childhood brain tumors. Peak incidence for these tumors occurs around age 6 to 9…

Thanks to Our Sponsors