Special Issue "Improving Care for Patients with Craniopharyngioma"

A special issue of Cancers (ISSN 2072-6694). This special issue belongs to the section "Cancer Survivorship and Quality of Life".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2023) | Viewed by 132

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Belinda N. Mandrell
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Guest Editor
Division of Nursing Research, Department of Pediatric Medicine, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 38501, USA
Interests: sleepiness and fatigue in children and youth with cancer; hypersomnia and narcolepsy in craniopharyngioma
Dr. Valerie McLaughlin Crabtree
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Guest Editor
Department of Psychology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 38105, USA
Interests: sleepiness and fatigue in children and youth with cancer; hypersomnia and narcolepsy in craniopharyngioma

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

Craniopharyngioma is a rare low-grade intracranial tumor located in the hypothalamic–pituitary axis. The tumor has an overall annual incidence of 0.13–0.18 per 100,000 persons in the United States, accounting for 5–15% of intracranial tumors in children. Craniopharyngioma is most often diagnosed in childhood (5–14 years) and later adulthood (50–74 years). The tumor location places the patient at risk for significant sequelae and is most severe in those with grade 2 hypothalamic involvement prior to surgical resection. These sequelae result in long-term hormone deficiency, neurocognitive impairment, sleep disturbance, hypothalamic obesity, and decreased health-related quality of life. This Special Issue will describe treatment modalities and supportive care interventions addressing subsequent health-related issues. 

As you know, craniopharyngioma is a rare tumor, with the intent to decrease the morbidity associated with tumor location, surgical resection, and cranial radiotherapy. We are co-editing a Special Issue of Cancers (Impact Factor = 6.575) focused on treatment and supportive interventions for craniopharyngioma morbidities. We are pleased to invite you to contribute an article on this topic. We are specifically seeking papers related to treatment and assessment of and/or intervention for sequelae of craniopharyngioma, including long-term hormone deficiency, neurocognitive impairment, sleep disturbance, hypothalamic obesity, psychosocial functioning, and/or health-related quality of life. 

This Special Issue aims to describe treatment and supportive care needs and interventions to address craniopharyngioma-related morbidity. In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Belinda N. Mandrell
Dr. Valerie McLaughlin Crabtree
Guest Editors

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  • craniopharyngioma
  • hypothalamic obesity
  • endocrinopathy
  • hypersomnia
  • sleep disturbance
  • neurocognitive impairment
  • health-related quality of life
  • psychosocial functioning

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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