Childhood Brain Tumors Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version)


Childhood Brain Tumors Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version)


This cancer treatment information summary provides an overview of the diagnosis, classification, treatment, and prognosis of childhood brain tumors. It is available in both English and Spanish.

This guide is organized into the following sections:

  • General information
  • Cellular classification
  • Stage information
  • Treatment option overview
  • Childhood medulloblastoma
  • Childhood cerebellar astrocytoma
  • Childhood infratentorial ependymoma
  • Childhood brain stem glioma
  • Childhood cerebral astrocytoma
  • Childhood supratentorial ependymoma
  • Childhood craniopharyngioma
  • Childhood central nervous system germ cell tumor
  • Childhood visual pathway and hypothalamic glioma
  • Childhood spinal cord tumors
  • Childhood supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumors and pineoblastoma
  • Recurrent childhood brain tumor


National Cancer Institute

Funding Sources:

National Cancer Institute


Release Date: 2004
Original Summary: February 2007
Last Updated: 04/11/08

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