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low-grade

 [lo´gr´ād´]
occurring near the low end of a range, as of a fever or malignancy.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

low-grade

(lō′grād′)
adj.
1. Of inferior grade or quality: low-grade merchandise.
2. Reduced in degree or intensity: a low-grade fever.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

low-grade

adjective Mild, as in low-grade abdominal pain.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

Indolent lymphoma (also called low-grade)

Cancerous growths of lymphoid tissue that progress slowly to more aggressive forms of cancer.
Mentioned in: MALT Lymphoma
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Variations in the natural history and survival of patients with supratentorial low-grade astrocytomas.
Although MASC is currently regarded as a low-grade malignancy with favorable prognosis, it has a potential for an aggressive course.
In the first targeted therapy clinical trial for low-grade serous ovarian cancer, 15% had a complete or objective partial response (tumor shrinkage) and 65% had no disease progression during the two-year course of the study.
The added utility of multimodal MRI Multimodality MRI helped differentiation between: n Modality Lymphoma and GBM 7 PWI (6) MRS (1) GBM and metastases 7 MRS (6) PWI (1) High-grade and low-grade glial tumour 5 PWI (1)MRS (4) GBM and other tumours 2 MRS Metastasis and meningioma 2 MRS Tumour and infarction 1 MRS Tumour and encephalitis 1 MRS Tumour and radiation injury 1 MRS Tumour and abscess 1 MRS and DWI Total, N 27 Among patients who only underwent PWI (n=9), this modality had an added utility in only 4 (44 %) patients, whereas in patients who only underwent MRS (n=10), this modality had an added utility in 7 (70 %) (Table 1).
In contrast, in low-grade disease, there is down-regulation of many miRNA (i.e., loss of miR-99a/100 leading to up-regulation of FGFR3 before its mutation).
The metastatic potential raises the question whether surgery alone, which is standard treatment for other low-grade soft tissue sarcomas, is enough.
Hur of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, both in Boston, and his colleagues conducted several analyses comparing three treatment strategies for each of three disease states: Barrett's esophagus with high-grade dysplasia, Barrett's esophagus with low-grade dysplasia, and Barrett's esophagus with no dysplasia.
A twofold increased risk was noted for low-grade serous (P less than .0001) and endometrioid invasive ovarian cancers (P less than .0001).
In 2007, when Shamsie was just two, Debbie Selam, of Dalton, was diagnosed with a low-grade brain tumos ur.
Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcomas are soft tissue neoplasms first described by Evans in 1987.
I expect it will be the usual low-grade huff 'n' puff of MPs as the PM is criticised for the phantom veto in December and, frankly, he is being rightly criticised; he has completely mishandled the recent EU negotiations.

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