Meningioma

Common Name(s)

Meningioma

Meningiomas are benign, slow-growing tumors, classified as brain tumors, but actually growing in the three protective membranes that surround the brain (meninges). Sometimes they cause thickening or thinning of adjoining skull bones. Meningiomas do not spread to other areas of the body. Signs and symptoms vary according to the size and location of the tumor. The exact cause of this condition is unknown.

 

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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 "Meningioma" 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

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Meningioma" returned 892 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Computed tomography findings of primary pulmonary meningioma: A case report.
 

Author(s): Shunda Hong, Jian Jiang, Fuqing Zhou, Jiaqi Liu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jan;97(2):e9651.

 

Primary pulmonary meningiomas are extremely rare, and only a few cases have been reported in the medical literature. Imaging findings of primary pulmonary meningiomas have been reported even more rarely.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Radiographic prediction of meningioma grade by semantic and radiomic features.
 

Author(s): Thibaud P Coroller, Wenya Linda Bi, Elizabeth Huynh, Malak Abedalthagafi, Ayal A Aizer, Noah F Greenwald, Chintan Parmar, Vivek Narayan, Winona W Wu, Samuel Miranda de Moura, Saksham Gupta, Rameen Beroukhim, Patrick Y Wen, Ossama Al-Mefty, Ian F Dunn, Sandro Santagata, Brian M Alexander, Raymond Y Huang, Hugo J W L Aerts

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The clinical management of meningioma is guided by tumor grade and biological behavior. Currently, the assessment of tumor grade follows surgical resection and histopathologic review. Reliable techniques for pre-operative determination of tumor grade may enhance clinical decision-making.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Anaplastic Meningioma Presenting as a Left Parietal Mass: A Case Report.
 

Author(s): Marwan W Najjar, Nour H Abdul Halim, Fares R Sukhon, Bassem Youssef, Hazem I Assi

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BACKGROUND Meningiomas are slow-growing tumors attached to the dura mater and are composed of neoplastic meningothelial cells. The tumors are most commonly located in convexities, and it is relatively rare to find such a growth in the parietal region such as the one presented in this ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Meningioma" returned 86 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Collision tumors composed of meningioma and growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma in the sellar region: Case reports and a literature review.
 

Author(s): Yi Zhao, Hui Zhang, Wei Lian, Bing Xing, Ming Feng, Xiaohai Liu, Renzhi Wang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(50):e9139.

 

Collision tumor is a rare disease that represents the coexistence of two histologically distinct neoplasms in the same area without histological admixture or an intermediate cell population zone. To our best knowledge, 13 cases besides our 2 cases have been reported till now, and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Isolated intracranial Rosai-Dorfman disease mimicking petroclival meningioma in a child: Case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Xiang Yang, Jiagang Liu, Yanming Ren, Seidu A Richard, Yuekang Zhang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Nov;96(47):e8754.

 

Rosai -Dorfman disease (RDD) is a rare, idiopathic, and non-neoplastic histioproliferative disease with distinctive entity of unknown etiology. Central nervous system (CNS) RDD is uncommon, hence, isolated intracranial RDD is extremely rare. So far only 6 cases of CNS RDD with the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Current and emerging principles in surgery for meningioma.
 

Author(s): Wenya Linda Bi, Ian F Dunn

Journal: Chin Clin Oncol. 2017 Jul;6(Suppl 1):S7.

 

Surgery continues to be the preferred method to treat meningioma. Recent advancements in the understanding of meningioma biology, including a new appreciation for remarkable molecular heterogeneity in these tumors, has sharpened the drive for disease control, especially on initial ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Vistusertib (AZD2014) For Recurrent Grade II-III Meningiomas
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Meningioma

 

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2017

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A Study of Nivolumab in Adult Participants With Recurrent High-Grade Meningioma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Meningiomas

 

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2017

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Phase II Trial of Pembrolizumab in Recurrent or Residual High Grade Meningioma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: High Grade Meningioma

 

Last Updated: 7 Nov 2017

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