Is biopsy safe in children with newly diagnosed diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma?

@article{Puget2012IsBS,
  title={Is biopsy safe in children with newly diagnosed diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma?},
  author={S Puget and Thomas Blauwblomme and Jacques Grill},
  journal={American Society of Clinical Oncology educational book. American Society of Clinical Oncology. Annual Meeting},
  year={2012},
  pages={
          629-33
        }
}
Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPGs), with a median survival of 9 months, represent the biggest therapeutic challenge in pediatric neuro-oncology. Despite many clinical trials, no major improvements in treatment have been made over the past 30 years. In most cases, biopsy is not needed for diagnosis because DIPG diagnosis is based on a typical clinical picture with radiologic evidence on magnetic resonance imaging. Therefore, little data on newly diagnosed DIPG have been published and are… CONTINUE READING
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