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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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 145 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

intraventricular tanycytic ependymoma: an uncommon fibrillary variant.
 

Author(s): Saumya Shukla, Kiran Preet Malhotra, Namrata Punit Awasthi, Nuzhat Husain, Sunil Kumar Singh

Journal: Neurol India. ;62(2):200-1.

 

Last Updated: 14 May 2014

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Multisegmental diffuse intradural extramedullary ependymoma. An extremely rare case.
 

Author(s): Gianluigi Guarnieri, Mario Tecame, Roberto Izzo, Fabio Zeccolini, Luigi Genovese, Mario Muto

Journal: Neuroradiol J. 2014 Apr;27(2):179-85.

 

Ependymoma has been described typically as an intramedullary tumour derived from ependymal cells with a predominance in women in the fifth decade of life. Pain is the most frequent symptom. Intradural extramedullary presentation is rarely described and almost always as a unique lesion. ...

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2014

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Extraneural metastasis of an ependymoma: a rare occurrence.
 

Author(s): Ahmed Alzahrani, Ali Alassiri, Amna Kashgari, Jihad Alrehaili, Hesham Alshaalan, Reem Zakzouk

Journal: Neuroradiol J. 2014 Apr;27(2):175-8.

 

Extraneural metastases of ependymoma are very rare, and have been reported in the lungs, lymph nodes, pleura, mediastinum, liver, diaphragmatic muscle, and bone. We describe the radiological findings of pathologically proven lung metastases from an anaplastic ependymoma. The tumor ...

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2014

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The terms "Ependymoma" returned 16 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Features of intraventricular tanycytic ependymoma: report of a case and review of literature.
 

Author(s): Shweta Agarwal, Michael E Stevenson, Michael E Sughrue, Eric P Wartchow, Gary W Mierau, Kar-Ming Fung

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Tanycytic ependymoma is the rarest variant of ependymoma and occurs primarily in the spinal cord. Intracranial cases are even rarer. Only 9 ventricular and 5 subcortical tanycytic ependymoma have been reported in the literature. Amongst the 9 ventricular cases, only one tumor arose ...

Last Updated: 17 Jul 2014

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Ependymoma: Unusual differential for a totally extramedullary intraspinal tumor.
 

Author(s): Lars Gardner, Manish K Kasliwal, Nicholas Hempeck, Manuel Utset, Yogesh N Gandhi

Journal: Neurol India. ;61(6):687-90.

 

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2014

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Supratentorial extraventricular anaplastic ependymoma in an adult with repeated intratumoral hemorrhage.
 

Author(s): Naotaka Iwamoto, Yasuo Murai, Yoichiro Yamamoto, Koji Adachi, Akira Teramoto

Journal: Brain Tumor Pathol. 2014 Apr;31(2):138-43.

 

We report the case of a 61-year-old man with supratentorial extraventricular anaplastic ependymoma who presented with repeated intratumoral hemorrhage. The patient was admitted with headache. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed an enhancing mass with intratumoral ...

Last Updated: 21 Apr 2014

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Carboplatin and Bevacizumab for Recurrent Ependymoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Brain Tumor; Spinal Tumor; Glial Tumour of Brain; Ependymal Tumour of Brain; Spinal Cord Ependymoma; Anaplastic Ependymoma

 

Last Updated: 13 Feb 2015

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Maintenance Chemotherapy or Observation Following Induction Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy in Treating Younger Patients With Newly Diagnosed Ependymoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Childhood Infratentorial Ependymoma; Childhood Supratentorial Ependymoma; Newly Diagnosed Childhood Ependymoma

 

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2015

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Everolimus for Children With Recurrent or Progressive Ependymoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Recurrent Childhood Ependymoma

 

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2015

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