Special Issue "Pediatric Brain Tumor"

A special issue of Cancers (ISSN 2072-6694).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Tadanori Tomita

Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
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Interests: pediatric neurosurgery; tumors of brain and nervous system; congenital CNS malformations; hydrocephalus; neuro-oncology; developmental biology; spine and spinal cord tumors; spinal tumors
Co-Guest Editor
Dr. Guifa Xi

Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
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Interests: pediatric brain tumor; brain tumor molecular biology; cancer biology; nanomedicine; convection enhanced delivery; radio chemo resistance
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Stewart Goldman

Division of Pediatric Hematology, Onclology, Neuro-oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
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Interests: Pediatric Neuro-oncology; DIPG; Developmental Therapeutics; Precision Medicine; Quality of life/Patient Reported Outcomes; CNS tumor late effects

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pediatric brain tumors are the most common solid tumors affecting infants and young children. Among them, high grade gliomas, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), ependymoma, embryonal tumors including medulloblastoma, and atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (ATRT) etc. remain devastating, often refractory to surgical resection and adjuvant radio-chemotherapy, leading to poor patient survival. Advanced research analyses have shown tumor heterogeneity and plasticity, genetic mutations, microenvironment and metabolic alterations, and chromatin remodeling are contributors that challenge current therapeutic strategies which result in unfavorable clinic outcomes.

This special issue will present advanced clinical and research articles and high quality review-papers focusing on the latest advances in the treatment of pediatric malignant brain tumors, which may include targeted therapy and immunotherapy. We request research scientists to submit the results of not only molecular-based but translational investigations of malignant pediatric brain tumors directing for prospective clinical applications. We encourage clinicians to submit their articles describing innovative diagnostic (e.g., liquid biopsy; molecular classification), and therapeutic approaches and protocols with their results.  Surgeons are encouraged to submit their experience of minimally invasive surgery and regional therapy such as convection enhanced delivery, radiation therapy and thermo-ablation in order to contribute to the care of prospective pediatric brain tumors. Comprehensive up-to-date reviews to these topics are also encouraged in order to summarize and understand the current status and future directions.

Prof. Dr. Tadanori Tomita
Dr. Guifa Xi
Prof. Dr. Stewart Goldman
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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