Tumor vascularity predicts prognosis in adult, but not pediatric, astrocytomas

@article{2006TumorVP,
  title={Tumor vascularity predicts prognosis in adult, but not pediatric, astrocytomas},
  author={},
  journal={Nature Clinical Practice Oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={3},
  pages={410-410}
}
Astrocytomas are the most common form of brain tumor in both adults and children, and are associated with a poor prognosis. A Turkish group has investigated whether tumor vascularity can predict prognosis in adults and children with this tumor type. Birlik and colleagues enrolled 45 adults (aged 19–82 years) and 25 children (aged 1–16 years) with astrocytomas. They determined the vascularity of the tumors according to microvessel density, vascular grading and Chalkley counting. During a median… CONTINUE READING