Spinal cord malignant astrocytomas. Clinicopathologic features in 36 cases.

@article{Santi2003SpinalCM,
  title={Spinal cord malignant astrocytomas. Clinicopathologic features in 36 cases.},
  author={Mariarita R Santi and Hernando Mena and Kondi M Wong and K K Koeller and Cara Olsen and Elisabeth Jane Rushing},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2003},
  volume={98 3},
  pages={554-61}
}
BACKGROUND Malignant astrocytomas of the spinal cord are uncommon neoplasms with a dismal prognosis. To the authors' knowledge, little information has been published to date regarding the prognostic impact of clinicopathologic factors. METHODS The authors studied 36 cases to investigate the prognostic effect of the World Health Organization (WHO) tumor grade, tumor localization, cell proliferative activity, p53 expression, and therapy. RESULTS Sixteen patients (44%) underwent biopsy alone… CONTINUE READING

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