Skip to content

Brain Cancer Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Brain Cancer

  1. Changes to This Summary (07 / 23 / 2010)

    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.Evidence of BenefitAdded text about a study that compared neuroblastoma incidence and mortality rates in Japan in three cohorts: children born before screening between 1980 and 1983, and those born during screening between 1986 and 1989, and between 1990 and 1998 (cited Hiyama et al. as reference 32).This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Screening and Prevention 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.

  2. Get More Information From NCI

    CALL 1-800-4-CANCER For more information,U.S. residents may call the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) Cancer Information Service toll-free at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A trained Cancer Information Specialist is available to answer your questions. CHAT ONLINE The NCI's LiveHelp® online chat service provides Internet users with the ...

  3. Treatment Options for Recurrent Childhood Craniopharyngioma

    Recurrence of craniopharyngioma occurs with all modalities of primary therapy. Management is determined in large part by prior therapy. Repeat radical surgery is difficult,and complications are more frequent than with initial surgery.[ 1 ] External-beam radiation therapy is an option if this has not been previously employed. Cystic recurrences may be treated with intracavitary instillation of ...

  4. Stage Information

    The treatment section of this document is organized to correspond with the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) risk-based schema for the treatment of neuroblastoma. This schema is based on 3 factors: patient age at diagnosis,certain biological characteristics of the patient’s neuroblastoma tumor,and the stage of the tumor as defined by the International Neuroblastoma Staging System (INSS). The .

  5. Changes to This Summary (05 / 10 / 2012)

    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.General Approach to Care for Children with Brain and Spinal Cord TumorsAdded Iuvone et al. as reference 6.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.

  6. Classification of Adult Brain Tumors

    This classification is based on the World Health Organization (WHO) classification of central nervous system (CNS) tumors.[1] The WHO approach incorporates and interrelates morphology, cytogenetics, molecular genetics, and immunologic markers in an attempt to construct a cellular classification that is universally applicable and prognostically valid. Earlier attempts to develop a TNM-based classification were dropped: tumor size (T) is less relevant than tumor histology and location, nodal status (N) does not apply because the brain and spinal cord have no lymphatics, and metastatic spread (M) rarely applies because most patients with CNS neoplasms do not live long enough to develop metastatic disease.[2]The WHO grading of CNS tumors establishes a malignancy scale based on histologic features of the tumor.[3] The histologic

  7. To Learn More About Childhood Brain Tumors

    Find more information from the National Cancer Institute about childhood brain tumors.

  8. Stages of Central Nervous System Atypical Teratoid / Rhabdoid Tumor

    There is no standard staging system for central nervous system atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor. The extent or spread of cancer is usually described as stages. There is no standard staging system for central nervous systematypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor. This tumor is classified as newly diagnosed or recurrent. Treatment depends on how much cancer remains after surgery and the age of the ...

  9. Changes to This Summary (03 / 22 / 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.Images were added to this summary and editorial changes were made.

  10. Recurrent Neuroblastoma

    The prognosis and treatment of recurrent or progressive neuroblastoma depends on many factors including initial stage,tumor biological characteristics at recurrence,the site and extent of the recurrence or progression,and on the previous treatment as well as individual patient considerations. In selected patients originally diagnosed with low- or intermediate-risk disease,recurrence may be ...

Displaying 151 - 160 of 244 Articles << Prev Page 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Next >>

Today on WebMD

doctor and patient
How to know when it’s time for home care
doctory with x-ray
Here are 10 to know.
 
sauteed cherry tomatoes
Fight cancer one plate at a time.
Lung cancer xray
See it in pictures, plus read the facts.
 
Malignant Gliomas
Article
Pets Improve Your Health
SLIDESHOW
 
Headache Emergencies
Video
life after a brain tumor
VIDEO
 

Would you consider trying alternative or complementary therapies?


WebMD Special Sections