Management of childhood cancers:

A major study was recently published by physicians from Boston in the prestigious Lancet Oncology journal and the “Red Journal” in January 2016. This study shows that a new treatment technique so-called proton therapy reduces immediate and long-term toxicities while maintaining the same efficacy for the child cancer named medulloblastoma.

In this type of disease in order to eradicate cancer cells it is necessary to irradiate the whole brain and spine with the complications that might follow i.e., secondary cancers, cardiac toxicities, hormonal disorders and intellectual disabilities. All of these complications are rare but can be difficult to manage.