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    ABOUT PDQ PDQ® - NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database. Full description of the NCI PDQ database. ADDITIONAL PDQ SUMMARIES PDQ® Cancer Information Summaries: Adult Treatment Treatment options for adult cancers. PDQ® Cancer Information Summaries: Pediatric Treatment Treatment options for childhood cancers. PDQ® Cancer Information Summaries: Supportive Care Side effects of cancer treatment,...

  2. Recurrent Pituitary Tumors

    The question and selection of further treatment for patients who relapse is dependent on many factors,including the specific type of pituitary tumor,prior treatment,visual and hormonal complications,and individual patient considerations. STANDARD TREATMENT OPTIONS:[ 1,2,3 ] Radiation therapy for postsurgical recurrence,which offers a high likelihood of local control. Reirradiation,...

  3. Glioblastoma

    Note: Some citations in the text of this section are followed by a level of evidence. The PDQ editorial boards use a formal ranking system to help the reader judge the strength of evidence linked to the reported results of a therapeutic strategy. (Refer to the PDQ summary on Levels of Evidence for more information.) For patients with glioblastoma (World Health Organization grade IV),the cure ...

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    ABOUT PDQ PDQ® - NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database. Full description of the NCI PDQ database. ADDITIONAL PDQ SUMMARIES PDQ® Cancer Information Summaries: Adult Treatment Treatment options for adult cancers. PDQ® Cancer Information Summaries: Pediatric Treatment Treatment options for childhood cancers. PDQ® Cancer Information Summaries: Supportive and Palliative Care Side effects of cancer ...

  5. Anaplastic Astrocytomas

    Anaplastic astrocytomas (World Health Organization grade III) have a low cure rate with standard local treatment.[ 1 ] Patients with anaplastic astrocytomas are appropriate candidates for clinical trials designed to improve local control by adding newer forms of treatment to standard treatment. (Refer to the Anaplastic astrocytoma section in the classification section of this summary for more ...

  6. Recurrent Brain Tumors

    STANDARD TREATMENT OPTIONS: Surgery alone or in conjunction with chemotherapy.[ 1,2,3 ] Radiation therapy if not previously used,alone or with chemotherapy. Interstitial radiation therapy.[ 4 ] Chemotherapy.[ 5 ] In a nonrandomized trial of patients with recurrent anaplastic oligodendrogliomas and oligoastrocytomas,significant response rates (i.e.,29% complete response and 29% partial ...

  7. Pineal Astrocytic Tumors

    Depending on the degree of anaplasia,pineal astrocytomas vary in prognoses. Higher grades have worse prognoses. (Refer to the Astrocytic tumors section in the classification section of this summary for more information.) STANDARD TREATMENT OPTIONS: Surgery plus radiation therapy for patients with pilocytic or diffuse astrocytoma.[ 1,2 ] Surgery plus radiation therapy and chemotherapy for ...

  8. Prolactin-Producing Pituitary Tumors

    When the pituitary tumor secretes prolactin (PRL),treatment will depend on tumor size and the symptoms that result from excessive hormone production. Patients with PRL-secreting tumors are treated with surgery and radiation therapy.[ 1 ] Most microprolactinomas and macroprolactinomas respond well to medical therapy with ergot-derived dopamine agonists,including bromocriptine and cabergoline.[ ...

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    ABOUT PDQ PDQ® - NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database. Full description of the NCI PDQ database. ADDITIONAL PDQ SUMMARIES PDQ® Cancer Information Summaries: Adult Treatment Treatment options for adult cancers. PDQ® Cancer Information Summaries: Pediatric Treatment Treatment options for childhood cancers. PDQ® Cancer Information Summaries: Supportive Care Side effects of cancer treatment,...

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    ABOUT PDQ PDQ® - NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database. Full description of the NCI PDQ database. ADDITIONAL PDQ SUMMARIES PDQ® Cancer Information Summaries: Adult Treatment Treatment options for adult cancers. PDQ® Cancer Information Summaries: Pediatric Treatment Treatment options for childhood cancers. PDQ® Cancer Information Summaries: Supportive Care Side effects of cancer treatment,...

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