central nervous system tumor

central nervous system tumor

a neoplasm of the brain or spinal cord that characteristically does not spread beyond the cerebrospinal axis, although it may be highly invasive locally and have widespread effects on body functions. Intracranial neoplasms are about four times more common than those arising in the spinal cord. From 20% to 40% of brain tumors are metastatic lesions from primary cancer elsewhere, such as in the breast, lung, GI tract, kidney, or a site of melanoma. See also brain tumor, spinal cord tumor.
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The high-dose methotrexate group also had fewer bone marrow and central nervous system tumor relapses.
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Types of cancers most often affecting children include leukemia, lymphoma, central nervous system tumor, neuroblastoma, Wilms' tumor, bone cancer, and soft tissue sarcoma.
DelMar will present new clinical data from its ongoing brain cancer clinical trial with VAL-083 during the Central Nervous System Tumor Session on Saturday May 31st from 1:15 pm to 5:00 pm.
In vitro, these compounds possess potent anti-proliferative activity and are most potent against melanoma, leukemia, breast, prostate, kidney, and central nervous system tumor types.
A third study focused on a novel inhibitor to improve responses to central nervous system tumor therapy.
Results were also presented for ZD6474 in a number of human central nervous system tumor xenografts (gliomas, medulloblastoma and ependymoma) including chemotherapy- resistant D245 glioma cells and in advanced, metastatic pancreatic cancer tumor models.
announced today that an analysis performed by the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) of Phase 1 results of its investigational agent, Xcytrin(R) (motexafin gadolinium) Injection, plus radiation therapy for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common primary central nervous system tumor in adults, suggests a survival benefit in favor of Xcytrin compared to matched historical cases from RTOG's database of GBM patients entered into clinical trials.
CBTRUS statistical report: Primary brain and central nervous system tumors diagnosed in the United States in 2006-2010.
com)-- "Tumors of the Pediatric Central Nervous System," Second Edition, recently published by Thieme, provides readers with both medical management and surgical perspectives on the clinical, pathological, and radiological diagnoses and treatment of pediatric central nervous system tumors.
It is classified with the neuronal and mixed neuronal-glial neoplasms in the most recent revision (2007) of the WHO classification of central nervous system tumors.
Overall, 10,729 central nervous system tumors occurred in the study period 1990-2007.

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