Treatment for children with brain tumours

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7030.575 (Published 02 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:575

Paediatric oncologists collaborate internationally

  1. O B Eden
  1. Professor of paediatric oncology Manchester Children's Hospital, Pendlebury, Manchester M27 4HA

    EDITOR,—Karol Sikora's editorial1 and M C G Stevens and colleagues' article2 highlight problems in dealign with cancer, especially in childhood. Although over the past two to three decades major advances in overall survival have been made for most children with cancer, some tumours remain a huge challenge. One change has been the expectation of society in general and individual parents in particular that children should not die. This wish obviously motivates families and oncology units to maximise survival and minimise toxicity and to use innovative treatments …

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