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 system atypical 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 child. Results from the following procedures are used to plan treatment:
MRI (magnetic resonance...
Radiation therapy for postsurgical recurrence, which offers a high likelihood of local control.[1,2]
Reirradiation, which provides long-term local control and control of visual symptoms.
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.
Treatment Options Under Clinical Evaluation for Recurrent Pituitary Tumors
Treatment options under clinical evaluation for recurrent pituitary tumors include the following:
Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with recurrent pituitary tumor. The list of clinical trials can be further narrowed by location, drug, intervention, and other criteria.
General information about clinical trials is also available from the NCI Web site.
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