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

Spinal ependymoma in a patient with Kabuki syndrome: a case report.
 

Author(s): Davide Roma, Paolo Palma, Rossella Capolino, Lorenzo Figà-Talamanca, Francesca Diomedi-Camassei, Francesca Romana Lepri, Maria Cristina Digilio, Carlo Efisio Marras, Raffaella Messina, Andrea Carai, Franco Randi, Angela Mastronuzzi

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Kabuki syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by the association of mental retardation and postnatal growth deficiency with distinctive facial appearance, skeletal anomalies, cardiac and renal malformation. Two causative genes have been identified in patients with Kabuki syndrome. ...

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2015

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An in vivo screen identifies ependymoma oncogenes and tumor-suppressor genes.
 

Author(s): Kumarasamypet M Mohankumar, David S Currle, Elsie White, Nidal Boulos, Jason Dapper, Christopher Eden, Birgit Nimmervoll, Radhika Thiruvenkatam, Michele Connelly, Tanya A Kranenburg, Geoffrey Neale, Scott Olsen, Yong-Dong Wang, David Finkelstein, Karen Wright, Kirti Gupta, David W Ellison, Arzu Onar Thomas, Richard J Gilbertson

Journal: Nat. Genet.. 2015 Aug;47(8):878-87.

 

Cancers are characterized by non-random chromosome copy number alterations that presumably contain oncogenes and tumor-suppressor genes (TSGs). The affected loci are often large, making it difficult to pinpoint which genes are driving the cancer. Here we report a cross-species in ...

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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microRNA network analysis identifies miR-29 cluster as key regulator of LAMA2 in ependymoma.
 

Author(s): Anbarasu Lourdusamy, Ruman Rahman, Stuart Smith, Richard Grundy

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Last Updated: 11 May 2015

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The terms "Ependymoma" returned 20 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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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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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: 28 Aug 2015

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Carboplatin and Bevacizumab for Recurrent Ependymoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Ependymoma; Anaplastic Ependymoma

 

Last Updated: 14 Nov 2015

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Everolimus for Children With Recurrent or Progressive Ependymoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Recurrent Childhood Ependymoma

 

Last Updated: 3 Feb 2016

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