Anaplastic oligodendroglioma

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Anaplastic oligodendroglioma

Anaplastic oligodendroglioma is a rare form of brain cancer caused by tumors from oligodendrocytes. Oligodendrocytes is a type of cell that make up the supportive tissue (glial tissue) of the brain. Brain tumors are characterized by "grade" (grade I-IV) which is based on how normal or abnormal the tumor cells appear as well as how fast the tumor is growing. Anaplastic oligodendroglioma is a grade III tumor which means it is more likely to grow and spread quickly than a lower grade of tumor. Symptoms may include seizures, headaches, and personality changes. Other symptoms may vary depending on the location and size of the tumors including short-term memory loss, visual loss, motor weakness, and language problems. Because of the slow growth of these tumors, oligodendrogliomas may be present much earlier than it is diagnosed. Most cases of oligodendrolgliomas occur in adults ages 50-60 and is more common in males than females. Oligodendroglioma's are rare and only account for about 4% of all primary brain tumors. The exact cause is currently unknown however genetic changes may contribute to the development of these tumors. The main treatment for this type of cancer is a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Surgery may be required if the tumor is returns. Diagnoses may be done through a CT or MRI scan, however the main confirmation of the tumor is best done with a biopsy, in which the doctor removes a part or all of the tumor for examination. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with an anaplastic oligodendroglioma, talk with your doctors and specialists to learn about the most current treatment options available. Support groups are also a good source of information and may help you connect with others also affected by anaplastic oligodendrogliomas.

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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 "Anaplastic oligodendroglioma" 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 "Anaplastic oligodendroglioma" returned 25 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

TCF12 is mutated in anaplastic oligodendroglioma.
 

Author(s): Karim Labreche, Iva Simeonova, Aurélie Kamoun, Vincent Gleize, Daniel Chubb, Eric Letouzé, Yasser Riazalhosseini, Sara E Dobbins, Nabila Elarouci, Francois Ducray, Aurélien de Reyniès, Diana Zelenika, Christopher P Wardell, Mathew Frampton, Olivier Saulnier, Tomi Pastinen, Sabrina Hallout, Dominique Figarella-Branger, Caroline Dehais, Ahmed Idbaih, Karima Mokhtari, Jean-Yves Delattre, Emmanuelle Huillard, G Mark Lathrop, Marc Sanson, Richard S Houlston,

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Anaplastic oligodendroglioma (AO) are rare primary brain tumours that are generally incurable, with heterogeneous prognosis and few treatment targets identified. Most oligodendrogliomas have chromosomes 1p/19q co-deletion and an IDH mutation. Here we analysed 51 AO by whole-exome ...

Last Updated: 13 Jun 2015

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Novel MSH6 mutations in treatment-naïve glioblastoma and anaplastic oligodendroglioma contribute to temozolomide resistance independently of MGMT promoter methylation.
 

Author(s): Stephanie A Nguyen, Owen D M Stechishin, H Artee Luchman, Xueqing Q Lun, Donna L Senger, Stephen M Robbins, J Gregory Cairncross, Samuel Weiss

Journal: Clin. Cancer Res.. 2014 Sep;20(18):4894-903.

 

The current standard of care for glioblastoma (GBM) involves a combination of surgery, radiotherapy, and temozolomide chemotherapy, but this regimen fails to achieve long-term tumor control. Resistance to temozolomide is largely mediated by expression of the DNA repair enzyme MGMT; ...

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2014

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A novel, diffusely infiltrative xenograft model of human anaplastic oligodendroglioma with mutations in FUBP1, CIC, and IDH1.
 

Author(s): Barbara Klink, Hrvoje Miletic, Daniel Stieber, Peter C Huszthy, Jaime Alberto Campos Valenzuela, Jaime Alberto Campos Valenzuela, Jörg Balss, Jian Wang, Manja Schubert, Per Øystein Sakariassen, Terje Sundstrøm, Anja Torsvik, Mads Aarhus, Rupavathana Mahesparan, Andreas von Deimling, Lars Kaderali, Simone P Niclou, Evelin Schröck, Rolf Bjerkvig, Janice M Nigro

Journal: PLoS ONE. 2013 ;8(3):e59773.

 

Oligodendroglioma poses a biological conundrum for malignant adult human gliomas: it is a tumor type that is universally incurable for patients, and yet, only a few of the human tumors have been established as cell populations in vitro or as intracranial xenografts in vivo. Their ...

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2013

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The terms "Anaplastic oligodendroglioma" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Occipital anaplastic oligodendroglioma with multiple organ metastases after a short clinical course: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Gang Li, Zhiguo Zhang, Jianghong Zhang, Tianbo Jin, Hongjuan Liang, Li Gong, Guangbin Cui, Haixia Yang, Shiming He, Yongsheng Zhang, Guodong Gao

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It is generally believed that malignant gliomas never metastasize outside the central nervous system (CNS). However, the notion that oligodendrogliomas (OGDs) cells cannot spread outside CNS is being challenged.

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2014

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Carboplatin, Melphalan, Etoposide Phosphate, Mannitol, and Sodium Thiosulfate in Treating Patients With Previously Treated Brain Tumors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Adult Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma; Adult Mixed Glioma; Adult Oligodendroglioma; Recurrent Adult Brain Neoplasm

 

Last Updated: 23 Mar 2016

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Evaluating the Expression Levels of MicroRNA-10b in Patients With Gliomas
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Astrocytoma; Oligodendroglioma; Oligoastrocytoma; Anaplastic Astrocytoma; Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma; Anaplastic Oligoastrocytoma; Glioblastoma; Brain Tumors; Brain Cancer

 

Last Updated: 4 Feb 2016

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