Prognostic factors for low-grade gliomas.

  title={Prognostic factors for low-grade gliomas.},
  author={Roger Stupp and Robert Charles Janzer and Monika E Hegi and Jean-Guy Villemure and Ren{\'e} Olivier Mirimanoff},
  journal={Seminars in oncology},
  volume={30 6 Suppl 19},
Low-grade gliomas are a heterogenous group of diseases characterized by relatively slow-growing primary brain tumors of astrocytic and/or oligodendroglial origin. Many patients present with easily controlled seizures and remain stable for years, whereas others progress rapidly to higher-grade tumors. Several studies have retrospectively investigated tumor-, patient-, and treatment-related prognostic factors in this patient population. Tumor histology, grade, location, contrast enhancement, and… CONTINUE READING