Anaplastic Astrocytoma Treatment News and Symptoms Information

What is Anaplastic Astrocytoma?

(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)

An Anaplastic Astrocytoma is a malignant type of astrocytoma (Grade 3 astrocytoma). Astrocytomas and oligodendrogliomas are the most common primary tumors of the adult brain. Both tumors are types of gliomas. The cells of these tumors (Anaplastic Astrocytoma) are relatively fast-growing and less well-defined than a lower grade astrocytoma (Grade I or II), and are typically diagnosed in adults. Anaplastic astrocytomas can occur anywhere in the brain. They are sometimes found in the brainstem, making a histological diagnosis difficult. Like many brain tumor types, the exact cause of an anaplastic astrocytoma is not known.

Symptoms may include seizure, focal neurologic deficit (weakness or speech problems), headaches, personality changes, or visual loss.

See below for updated news and information regarding Anaplastic Astrocytoma including new medical research, treatment options and advancements. 

Latest Anaplastic Astrocytoma Treatment News and Research

Immunotherapy clinical trial aims to combat brain cancer

News TranscriptJan 7, 2017
ANS is now recruiting patients with recurrent glioblastomas or anaplasticastrocytoma for Phase 2 of the trial. A patient may qualify for this study …

Exploring the Use of Tumor Treating Fields in Grade 3 Brain Cancer

Curetoday.comJan 25, 2017
… which we have received funding for. It is a phase 2 study demonstrating the use of TTFields in grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma population.

Differential proteomics analysis of low- and high-grade of …

Dove Medical PressSep 26, 2016
Abstract: Astrocytoma is one of the most common types of brain tumor, … astrocytoma), II (diffuse astrocytoma), III (anaplastic astrocytoma), and …

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