Tumors of the CNS are among the most common malignancies occurring in teenage/young adult patients but treatment of this patient population is challenging. This article reviews the opportunities for improving patient care in this population.
A new method for classifying low and intermediate grade gliomas has recently been reported in the in the New England Journal of Medicine. This new approach could lead to improvements in diagnosis, treatment and potentially patient outcomes.
This management perspective discusses the role of multidisciplinary clinics, in an attempt to create preliminary guidelines on establishing and maintaining a multidisciplinary brain tumor clinic in order to optimize the care of the patients and their families.