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  1. Changes to This Summary (02 / 01 / 2013)

    The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above. Editorial changes were made and images were added to this summary.

  2. Get More Information From NCI

    Get more information on pituitary tumors treatment. How to contact the National Cancer Institute (NCI) via phone (1-800-4-Cancer), online, or mail. Plus, details on how to search the NCI web site, and how to order NCI publications.

  3. Treatment of Newly Diagnosed Childhood Ependymoma

    In the newly diagnosed patient,careful evaluation to fully determine the extent of disease must precede the treatment of ependymoma. Surgery should be performed in an attempt at maximal tumor reduction; children have improved progression-free survival if there is minimal residual disease present after surgery.[ 1,2 ] Postoperatively,magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) should be performed to ...

  4. Treatment of High-Risk Neuroblastoma

    In North America,the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) is investigating a risk-based neuroblastoma treatment plan that assigns all patients to low-risk,intermediate-risk,and high-risk groups based on age,International Neuroblastoma Staging System (INSS) stage,and tumor biology (i.e.,MYCN gene amplification,Shimada classification,and DNA ploidy).[ 1 ] (Risk groups are defined in Table 1 of ...

  5. General Information About Adult Brain Tumors

    An adult brain tumor is a disease in which abnormal cells form in the tissues of the brain. There are many types of brain and spinal cord tumors. The tumors are formed by the abnormal growth of cells and may begin in different parts of the brain or spinal cord. Together,the brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system (CNS). The tumors may be benign (not cancer) or malignant ...

  6. Astrocytoma, Anaplastic

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Astrocytoma, Malignant is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  7. Treatment Option Overview

    Surgical removal is recommended for most types of brain tumors,in most locations,and their removal should be as complete as possible within the constraints of preservation of neurologic function.[ 1 ] An exception to this role for surgery is deep-seated tumors such as pontine gliomas,which are diagnosed on clinical evidence and treated without initial surgery approximately 50% of the time. In ...

  8. Get More Information From NCI

    National Cancer Institute for more cancer information.

  9. Get More Information From NCI

    Sources of further information about Neuroblastoma Screening.

  10. Changes to This Summary (01 / 23 / 2013)

    The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.Untreated Childhood Brain Stem GliomaAdded Warren et al. as reference 18 and level of evidence 2A.This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Pediatric Treatment Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

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