Original Publication Date: 1 July, 2015
Publication / Source: CNS Oncology
Authors: Diana S Osorio & Jeffrey C Allen
The following is a general overview of the management of CNS germinomas. Over the last 35 years, CNS germinomas have become one of the pediatric brain tumors with the best outcomes with a greater than 85% overall survival over 5 years. This is in part due to the fact that germinomas are very responsive to chemotherapy and radiation.