astrocytoma

(redirected from anaplastic astrocytoma)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Wikipedia.

astrocytoma

[‚as·trə‚sī′tōm·ə]
(medicine)
A slow-growing glial tumor made up of cells resembling astrocytes; often it will undergo malignant change and assume the appearance and growth characteristics of a glioblastoma.
References in periodicals archive ?
The current lack of effective therapies for high grade gliomas, such as glioblastoma and anaplastic astrocytoma, leaves doctors with few options for treating patients," said Tom Mikkelsen, M.
The median survival for anaplastic astrocytoma is 3 years from time of diagnosis.
Treatment of malignant glioma, such as glioblastoma multiforme or anaplastic astrocytoma, showing recurrence or progression after standard therapy in patients 3 years and above.
All patients with GBM and anaplastic astrocytoma had surgery, followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Mr Newman, of Shilburn Road, Allendale, Northumberland, was diagnosed with an anaplastic astrocytoma tumour, which attaches itself to the brain, after he collapsed at work in August 2003.
In Japan, it is estimated that about 2,500 people develop GBM annually, of whom about 2,200 people are diagnosed as anaplastic astrocytoma.
We report a case of nasal glioma in a 6-month-old boy in which the histomorphologic features resembled those of an anaplastic astrocytoma.
Malignant glioma, which includes glioblastoma multiforme and anaplastic astrocytoma tumors, is diagnosed in approximately 17,500 people in the U.
Trials are currently continuing in patients like Trevor who have the second most common form of brain cancer, anaplastic astrocytoma, which claims 1,000 victims here annually.
Doctors discovered that Trenton had a 2-1/4-inch tumor growing in his brain and diagnosed him with a condition called anaplastic astrocytoma.
Global Markets Direct's, 'Anaplastic Astrocytoma - Pipeline Review, H2 2012', provides an overview of the Anaplastic Astrocytoma therapeutic pipeline.
Burzynski and associates describe a patient with a pediatric anaplastic astrocytoma who has an overall survival (OS) and a progression-free survival (PFS) of over 21 years.