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glioma

 [gli-o´mah]
a tumor composed of neuroglia in any of its states of development; sometimes extended to include all intrinsic neoplasms of the brain and spinal cord, such as astrocytomas, ependymomas, and so on. Called also neuroglioma and neurospongioma. adj., adj glio´matous.
glioma re´tinae retinoblastoma.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

gli·o·ma

(glī-ō'mă),
Any neoplasm derived from one of the various types of cells that form the interstitial tissue of the brain, spinal cord, pineal gland, posterior pituitary gland, and retina.
[G. glia, glue, + -oma, tumor]
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glioma

(glē-ō′mə, glī-)
n. pl. glio·mas or glio·mata (-mə-tə)
A tumor originating in the neuroglia of the brain or spinal cord.
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glioma

noun A tumour of glial cells of the brain.

Pronunciation:
Medspeak-UK: pronounced, GLAI oh ma
Medspeak-US: pronounced, GLEE oh ma
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glioma

Neurology A tumor of the brain and spinal cord arising from glial/support cells. See Brainstem glioma, Glioblastoma, Mixed glioma, Oligodendroglioma, Optic glioma, Pseudoglioma.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

gli·o·ma

(glī-ō'mă)
Any neoplasm derived from one of the various types of cells that form the interstitial tissue of the brain, spinal cord, pineal gland, posterior pituitary gland, and retina.
[G. glia, glue, + -oma, tumor]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

glioma

A tumour of the binding (glial) tissue of the brain-the neurological connective tissue. Gliomas are the commonest kind of brain tumour. They vary widely in malignancy and rate of growth. Depending on the type of glial tissue involved, or on their structural characteristics, gliomas may be called astrocytomas, glioblastomas, oligodendrogliomas, ependymomas and medulloblastomas.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

gli·o·ma

(glī-ō'mă)
Neoplasm derived from cells that form interstitial tissue of the brain, spinal cord, pineal gland, posterior pituitary gland, and retina.
[G. glia, glue, + -oma, tumor]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Freret et al., "Subventricular spread of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma," Acta Neuropathologica, vol.
Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) accounts for approximately 80% of pediatric brainstem gliomas [8].
Abberbock et al., "Parametric response mapping of apparent diffusion coefficient as an imaging biomarker to distinguish pseudoprogression from TrueTumor progression in peptide-based vaccine therapy for pediatric diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma," American Journal of Neuroradiology, vol.
The report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutics under development for Pontine Glioma, complete with analysis by stage of development, drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type.
"My three-year-old cousin Lyla Nsouli was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, an extremely rare pediatric brain tumor.
The 19-year-old Hill has diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, an inoperable form of brain cancer, and in September she was told she had only months to live.
I should be able to make this decision," says Cozad-Lauser, who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain stem tumour, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, 18 months ago.
Recruitment of our Phase III trial in newly diagnosed pediatric pontine glioma has been concluded and we anticipate that recruitment in our randomised Phase III trial in adult glioblastoma grade IV will be completed in 2009.
David Allan, chairman and CEO of Toronto-based YM BioSciences, explained in a press release that "diffuse pontine glioma is an inoperable malignant brain cancer that only affects children and ...
However, medics sent him home with a sprained ankle, unaware the three-year-old was fighting a rare brain tumour called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) - which has a zero percent chance survival rate.
There is very rare expression of NTRK fusion but in various adult and pediatric solid tumors, including infantile fibrosarcoma, glioma, glioblastoma, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), congenital mesoblastic nephroma, melanoma, inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT), uterus sarcoma, soft tissue tumor, gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), secretory carcinoma of breast, secretory carcinoma of salivary gland, cancer of unknown primary, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, appendiceal cancer, breast cancer, gastric cancer, ovarian cancer, thyroid cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, pancreatic cancer, head and neck cancer, and various sarcomas.
[USA], Apr 5 (ANI): In new research, scientists have found that there could be new treatments on the horizon for treating 'diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma', or DIPG, a devastating form of brain cancer that afflicts young children and is currently incurable.