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Adult Brain Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options by Type of Adult Brain Tumor

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Glioblastomas

Treatment of glioblastomas may include the following:

  • Surgery and radiation therapy. Sometimes chemotherapy is also given.
  • Chemotherapy placed into the brain during surgery.
  • Radiation therapy given at the same time as chemotherapy.
  • A clinical trial of a new treatment added to standard treatment.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with adult glioblastoma. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

Oligodendroglial Tumors

Treatment of oligodendrogliomas may include the following:

  • Surgery with or without radiation therapy. Chemotherapy may also be given.

Treatment of anaplastic oligodendroglioma may include the following:

  • Surgery followed by radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy.
  • A clinical trial of a new treatment added to standard treatment.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with adult oligodendroglial tumors. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

Mixed Gliomas

Treatment of mixed gliomas may include the following:

  • Surgery and radiation therapy. Sometimes chemotherapy is also given.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with adult mixed glioma. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

Ependymal Tumors

Treatment of grade I and grade II ependymomas may include the following:

  • Surgery to remove the tumor. Radiation therapy may also be given if tumor remains after surgery.

Treatment of grade III anaplastic ependymoma may include the following:

  • Surgery and radiation therapy.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with adult ependymal tumors. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

Medulloblastomas

Treatment of medulloblastomas may include the following:

  • Surgery and radiation therapy to the brain and spine.
  • A clinical trial of chemotherapy added to surgery and radiation therapy to the brain and spine

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with adult medulloblastoma. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

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Last Updated: February 25, 2014
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