SIOP PODC adapted treatment recommendations for standard-risk medulloblastoma in low and middle income settings


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Abstract

Effective treatment of children with medulloblastoma requires a functioning multi-disciplinary team with adequate neurosurgical, neuroradiological, pathological, radiotherapy and chemotherapy facilities and personnel. In addition the treating centre should have the capacity to effectively screen and manage any tumour and treatment-associated complications. These requirements have made it difficult for many low and middle-income countries (LMIC) centres to offer curative treatment. This article provides management recommendations for children with standard-risk medulloblastoma (localised tumours in children over the age of 3–5 years) according to the level of facilities available. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2015;62:553–564. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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