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OBJECTIVE Atypical and malignant meningiomas are at high risk for local failure. The role of radiation therapy (RT) and dose levels required to improve tumor control are poorly defined. This study reviews our experience with RT. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty-one patients underwent fractionated RT for atypical (AM, 15 patients) or malignant meningioma (MM,(More)
Little is known of the molecular genetic mechanisms contributing to meningioma tumor progression. We evaluated a total of 26 clinical cases of meningioma: twenty three patients with meningioma treated at our institution between 1978 and 1990 and three asymptomatic cases found initially at autopsy. In addition, histologically normal meninges obtained at(More)
OBJECT After conventional doses of 55 to 65 Gy of fractionated irradiation, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) usually recurs at its original location. This institutional phase II study was designed to assess whether dose escalation to 90 cobalt gray equivalent (CGE) with conformal protons and photons in accelerated fractionation would improve local tumor(More)
The prognostic value of tumor proliferative indices in meningiomas was assessed by mitotic counts and by immunocytochemistry using a monoclonal antibody against the proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) (clone 19A2), a 36-kd nuclear protein involved in DNA synthesis. Sixty-three intracranial meningiomas were classified as benign (26), with atypical(More)
OBJECTIVE This report describes the clinical evaluation of a novel stereotactic radiosurgical device for interstitial irradiation of malignant brain tumors. METHODS Fourteen patients with cerebral lesions less than 3.5 cm in greatest diameter were treated with a single fraction of stereotactic interstitial irradiation (average, 12.5 Gy). Clinical(More)
Abnormalities of the p53 tumor-suppressor gene are found in a significant proportion of astrocytic brain tumours. We studied tumour specimens from 74 patients evaluated over 20 years at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where clinical outcome could be determined and sufficient pathologic material was available for immunostaining. p53 expression studies(More)
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