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  1. Questions or Comments About This Summary

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

  2. Treatment of Recurrent Childhood Ependymoma

    Recurrence is not uncommon in both benign and malignant childhood brain tumors and may develop many years after initial treatment. For ependymoma,delays beyond 10 to 15 years have been reported.[ 1,2 ] Disease generally recurs at the primary tumor site,even in children with malignant ependymomas.[ 3,4 ] Systemic relapse is extremely rare. At time of relapse,a complete evaluation for ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Glioblastoma Multiforme

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Glioblastoma Multiforme 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. ...

  5. Stages of Childhood Brain Stem Glioma

    After the childhood brain stem glioma 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 brain stem glioma,the tumors are described by type: Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma is a tumor that has spread widely throughout the brain stem. Focal or low-grade glioma is a tumor that is localized to ...

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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 http://cancer.gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.Neuroblastoma Screening

  7. 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 .

  8. 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 to this summary.

  9. Medulloblastoma

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Medulloblastoma 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. ...

  10. Recurrent Childhood Ependymoma

    Recurrent childhood ependymoma is a tumor that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated. Childhood ependymoma commonly recurs,usually at the original cancer site. The tumor may come back as long as 15 years or more after initial treatment. ...

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