Chemotherapy for low-grade gliomas

  title={Chemotherapy for low-grade gliomas},
  author={A. Tirupathi Reddy and Roger J. Packer},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
Low-grade gliomas are the most common histological type of pediatric brain tumor. They can arise in any part of the nervous system. Although low-grade gliomas are slow growing, they often recur or progress, especially in areas such as the diencephalon or brain stem, where resection is limited by proximity to vital and eloquent structures. Radiation has been used to treat progressive low-grade gliomas, but it is not clear that it improves long-term outcome. Radiotherapy also has potential… CONTINUE READING

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