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Treatment Options by Type of Adult Brain Tumor

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    Anaplastic Astrocytomas

    Treatment of anaplastic astrocytomas may include the following:

    • Surgery and radiation therapy. Chemotherapy may also be given.
    • A clinical trial of chemotherapy placed into the brain during surgery.
    • 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 anaplastic astrocytoma. 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.

    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.

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