n South African Journal of Child Health - Improving the quality of care for children with brain tumours in South Africa : a report from the 4th Paediatric Brain Tumour Workshop : congress report

Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1994-3032
  • E-ISSN: 1999-7671



The 4th annual Paediatric Brain Tumour Workshop was held on 16 and 17 November 2013 at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa (SA). The focus of this workshop was the management of children with brain tumours in limited-resource settings.

Although brain tumours are the second-most common cancer in children, brain tumour awareness among the SA public and its physicians is low, with few centres being adequately equipped to manage affected children or having functioning multidisciplinary teams (MDTs). Currently, there are no national protocols or consensus agreements on how best to manage childhood brain tumours in SA.

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