Other (not glial) Cancers

Chemotherapy for anaplastic meningioma – pro

In a 2008 review of atypical and anaplastic-meningiomas by Yang et al, the mean overall survival for atypical meningiomas was found to be 11.9 years vs. 3.3 years for anaplastic meningiomas. Mean relapse-free survival for atypical meningiomas was 11.5 years vs. 2.7 years for anaplastic meningiomas. Meningiomas are often vascularized tumors and and it is reasonable to consider antiangiogenic therapy for meningioma. In particular, malignant meningiomas

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Stem Cell Transplantation for Medulloblastoma – pro

Medulloblastoma is treated primarily with surgical excision followed by radiation therapy and chemotherapy. When there is spinal extension, craniospinal radiation is standard. Inoperable medulloblastomas are often treated iwth chemotherapy but there is no randomized prospective evidence to support this. This is especially so in adults, in whom this disease is much less common and in whom it appears to behave distinctly differently. 30% of cases occur

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