At the 2014 International Symposium of Pediatric Neuro Oncology (ISPNO) Conference in Singapore, researchers from around the world presented scientific findings in a wide array of topics relevant to the children’s brain tumor world. Of special note, however, was the large number of quality of life studies currently being conducted…more than ever before. Many of these projects are funded by public non-profit organizations, including AKBTC, with a focus on the short and long term outcomes for brain tumor children based on different tumor types and treatment protocols. Video coverage is available by clicking the link below for the following 6 presentations:
- Impact of Exercise on Brain Tumor Children Treated with Cranial Radiation
- Social Cognitive Deficits for children with Central Nervous System Tumors
- IQ Change Over Time in Pediatric Brain Tumor Patients treated with Proton versus Photon Radiation
- Posterior Fossa Syndrome in Children Following Brain Tumor Resection
- Neurological Sequalae in Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors
- Neuropsychological Follow Up in Head Start II Low Grade Glioma Kids
With continued advancements in technology and support for non-profit organizations, researchers are poised to gain a better understanding of the impact of specific types of brain tumors and treatments on children’s developing brain, which in turn will help guide the scientific discovery.