Ependymoma

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Ependymoma

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Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure

Our Mission: to invest in research aimed at finding the fastest possible route to a cure. We are focused on speeding the pace of research that will lead to new brain tumor therapies and, ultimately, a cure. We take an aggressive, venture funding approach not typically seen in the nonprofit sector. We have an enterprising attitude, we promote scientific collaboration and we're committed to measurable results.

Last Updated: 7 Jan 2013

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National Brain Tumor Society

National Brain Tumor Society is fiercely committed to finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people living with a brain tumor today and anyone who will be diagnosed tomorrow. This means effecting change in the system at all levels. It’s time to build on progress and transform tomorrow, today.

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2014

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Ependymoma" for support, advocacy or research.

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure

Our Mission: to invest in research aimed at finding the fastest possible route to a cure. We are focused on speeding the pace of research that will lead to new brain tumor therapies and, ultimately, a cure. We take an aggressive, venture funding approach not typically seen in the nonprofit sector. We have an enterprising attitude, we promote scientific collaboration and we're committed to measurable results.

http://www.abc2.org

Last Updated: 7 Jan 2013

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National Brain Tumor Society

National Brain Tumor Society is fiercely committed to finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people living with a brain tumor today and anyone who will be diagnosed tomorrow. This means effecting change in the system at all levels. It’s time to build on progress and transform tomorrow, today.

http://braintumor.org/

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2014

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Ependymoma" returned 202 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Chemotherapy for intracranial ependymoma in adults.
 

Author(s): Dorothee Gramatzki, Patrick Roth, Jörg Felsberg, Silvia Hofer, Elisabeth J Rushing, Bettina Hentschel, Manfred Westphal, Dietmar Krex, Matthias Simon, Oliver Schnell, Wolfgang Wick, Guido Reifenberger, Michael Weller

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Ependymal tumors in adults are rare, accounting for less than 4% of primary tumors of the central nervous system in this age group. The low prevalence of intracranial ependymoma in adults limits the ability to perform clinical trials. Therefore, treatment decisions are based on small, ...

Last Updated: 25 Apr 2016

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Phase I study of 5-fluorouracil in children and young adults with recurrent ependymoma.
 

Author(s): Karen D Wright, Vinay M Daryani, David C Turner, Arzu Onar-Thomas, Nidal Boulos, Brent A Orr, Richard J Gilbertson, Clinton F Stewart, Amar Gajjar

Journal: Neuro-oncology. 2015 Dec;17(12):1620-7.

 

We report a phase I study to examine the pharmacokinetics, safety, and recommended dosage of weekly intravenous bolus 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) in children and young adults with recurrent ependymoma.

Last Updated: 6 Nov 2015

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Translating preclinical hopes into clinical reality for children with ependymoma.
 

Author(s): Jacques Grill

Journal: Neuro-oncology. 2015 Dec;17(12):1545-6.

 

Last Updated: 6 Nov 2015

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The terms "Ependymoma" returned 22 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pelvic Ependymoma With Clinical Response to GnRH Analog Therapy: A Case Report With an Overview of Primary Extraneural Ependymomas.
 

Author(s): Fang Zhou, Joon Song, Irina Mikolaenko, Marc Rosenblum, Pratibha S Shukla

Journal: Int. J. Gynecol. Pathol.. 2015 Sep;34(5):450-8.

 

Extraneural ependymomas are rare tumors that occur in sacrococcygeal, pelvic and extra pelvic regions. While sacrococcygeal extraneural ependymomas are equally distributed among males and females, pelvic and extra pelvic ependymomas have been exclusively reported in women, mainly ...

Last Updated: 11 Aug 2015

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Intracranial extra-axial ependymoma involving the petroclival region: a rare case report.
 

Author(s): Xiang Yang, Yanming Ren, Weilu Wu, Xiang Wang, Xuesong Liu, Yuekang Zhang

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Intracranial extraaxial ependymomas (IEAEs) are very rare, and extra-axial petroclival ependymoma (EAPE) has not been reported in the reviewed English-language literature by now. We present a male patient with EAPE misdiagnosed as a petroclival meningioma preoperatively, and involved ...

Last Updated: 12 Feb 2015

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Spontaneous rupture and hemorrhage of myxopapillary ependymoma of the filum terminale: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Ichiro Tonogai, Toshinori Sakai, Fumitake Tezuka, Yuichiro Goda, Yoichiro Takata, Kosaku Higashino, Koichi Sairyo

Journal: J. Med. Invest.. 2014 ;61(3-4):430-5.

 

We present a rare case of acute onset cauda equina syndrome caused by a ruptured myxopapillary ependymoma with accompanying hemorrhage. A 26-year-old healthy woman developed muscle weakness and sensory disturbances in her bilateral lower extremities. Magnetic resonance imaging showed ...

Last Updated: 29 Sep 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Everolimus for Children With Recurrent or Progressive Ependymoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Recurrent Childhood Ependymoma

 

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2016

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A Trial of Surgery and Fractionated Re-Irradiation for Recurrent Ependymoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Ependymoma

 

Last Updated: 14 Dec 2016

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