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

Immunohistochemical features of giant cell ependymoma of the filum terminale with unusual clinical and radiological presentation.
 

Author(s): Fernando Candanedo-Gonzalez, Cindy Sharon Ortiz-Arce, Samuel Rosales-Perez, Ana Lilia Remirez-Castellanos, Candelaria Cordova-Uscanga, Armando Gamboa-Dominguez

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Giant cell ependymoma of the filum terminale is a rare variant, generally manifested as a well-circunscribed intradural mass with an indolent biological behavior.

Last Updated: 15 Jan 2017

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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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Imaging features of spinal tanycytic ependymoma.
 

Author(s): Michal Tomek, Anandapadmanabhan Jayajothi, Sebastian Brandner, Zane Jaunmuktane, Cheong Hung Lee, Indran Davagnanam

Journal: Neuroradiol J. 2016 Feb;29(1):61-5.

 

Tanycytic ependymoma is an unusual morphological variant of WHO grade II ependymoma, typically arising from the cervical or thoracic spinal cord. Although the literature deals extensively with pathological features of this tumour entity, imaging features have not been well characterised. ...

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2016

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The terms "Ependymoma" returned 23 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Mount Fuji sign in postoperative period after surgery for ependymoma of the third ventricle (V3): case report and review of the literature].
 

Author(s): Abderrahmane Boumadiane, Ali Derkaoui, Abdelkarim Shimi, Mohamed Khatouf

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Mount Fuji sign also known as compressive pneumocephalus is a redoubtable postoperative neurosurgical complication. We report the clinical case of a 10 months-old patient, hospitalized in reanimation for postoperative management following surgery for ependymoma of the third ventricle. ...

Last Updated: 31 Oct 2016

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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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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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