Ependymoma Treatment News and Information

What is an Ependymoma? (Definition)

Ependymoma is classified as a rare tumor of the brain or spinal cord which occurs in both adults and children. Ependymoma is known as a primary tumor, which means that it begins in either the brain or spine within the central nervous system (CNS). Primary brain and spinal cord tumors are typically grouped by where the cells start.

Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms of an ependymoma are related to the location and size of the tumor. The most common symptoms of this condition are:

  • Severe headache
  • Visual loss or difficulty distinguishing colors
  • Uncontrollable twitching
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Bilateral Babinski sign (damaged reflexes)

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

Latest Ependymoma Treatment News and Research

(UK) Do your bit this Christmas and help fund vital research for children with brain tumours

(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM) As many excited children prepare for the festive season by writing letters to Santa and rehearsing school nativity plays, there will be some who will spend Christmas this year on a hospital ward receiving treatment for a life-threatening brain tumour. Researchers at The University of Nottingham are urging people to add these children to their Christmas ...
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Childhood Ependymoma: New Research May Have Found Driving Force Behind Certain Childhood Brian Cancer

(UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HEALTH SYSTEM) According to a recent press release, cancer is often seen as a disease of genetic changes. But one type of childhood brain tumor has stymied efforts to identify a recurring genetic defect ...
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