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  1. Questions or Comments About This Summary

    If you have questions or comments about this summary,please send them to through the Web site’s Contact Form. We can respond only to email messages written in English. ...

  2. To Learn More About Adult Brain Tumors

    For more information from the National Cancer Institute about adult brain tumors,see the following: Brain Tumor Home Page What You Need to Know Aboutâ„¢ Brain Tumors National Cancer Institute Brain Tumor Study in Adults: Fact Sheet For general cancer info

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    Sources of further information about Neuroblastoma Screening.

  4. Untreated Childhood Brain Stem Glioma

    Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas Conventional treatment for children with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is radiation therapy to involved areas. Such treatment will result in transient benefit for most patients,but over 90% of patients will die within 18 months of diagnosis. The conventional dose of radiation therapy ranges between 5,400 cGy and 6,000 cGy given locally to the primary .

  5. To Learn More About Childhood Brain Tumors

    For more information from the National Cancer Institute about childhood brain tumors,see the following: What You Need to Know About™ Brain Tumors Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC) For more childhood cancer information and other general cancer resources from the National Cancer Institute,see the following: What You Need to Know About™ Cancer - An Overview Childhood Cancers CureSearch - ...

  6. Treatment Option Overview

    The treatments described in this summary are based on the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Risk Stratification Schema,which is described in the Stage Information section of this summary. The risk of progression of the tumor causing morbidity and mortality is gauged based on the stage of the tumor,the age of the child at diagnosis,and tumor biology. The biological features considered are the ...

  7. Cellular Classification

    Brain stem gliomas are classified according to their location,radiographic appearance,and histology (when obtained). Brain stem gliomas may occur in the pons,the midbrain,the tectum,the dorsum of the medulla at the cervicomedullary junction,or in multiple regions of the brain stem. The tumor may contiguously involve the cerebellar peduncles,cerebellum and/or thalamus. The majority of ...

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    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at or call 1-800-4-CANCER.Neuroblastoma Screening

  9. Get More Information From NCI

    National Cancer Institute for more cancer information.

  10. Stages of Childhood Ependymoma

    After the childhood ependymoma has been removed,tests are done to find out if there is tumor remaining. The extent or spread of cancer is usually described as stages. For childhood ependymoma,tumors are described by grade and by where they are located in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). The grade of the tumor refers to how abnormal the cancer cells look under a microscope ...

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