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Medical News Today: Ependymoma: Symptoms and treatment
Ependymoma is a tumor of the brain and spinal cord that is more common in children than adults. An ependymoma tumor may contain cysts and can be removed. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

NovoCure launches 2 pediatric trials of TTFields
NovoCure (NSDQ:NVCR) said today it is launching 2 pilot trials exploring the use of tumor treating fields to treat pediatric patients with high grade gliomas. The St. Helier, N.J.-based company produces the Optune, a mobile device that delivers low-intensity, intermediate frequency, alternating electric fields, referred to as “tumor treating fields” to inhibit cancer cell replication and cause cancer cell death. The 1st trial is being sponsored by the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute and will study the feasibility of using TTFields on children w...
Source: Mass Device - May 4, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Oncology NovoCure Source Type: news

Going beyond genetics yields clues to challenging childhood brain cancer
Changes in the epigenetics suggest a prognostic marker for childhood ependymomas and similarities with DIPG tumors, report scientists. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Radiation in Children With Ependymoma Improves Outcomes Radiation in Children With Ependymoma Improves Outcomes
The largest trial in this rare type of brain tumor has shown that radiotherapy after surgery improves outcomes compared with what has been seen historically. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - October 20, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Spinal Ependymomas. Part 2: Filum Terminale EpendymomasSpinal Ependymomas. Part 2: Filum Terminale Ependymomas
Extramedullary ependymomas are slow-growing tumors in the lumbosacral region, often growing to an enormous size. What are the treatment options? Neurosurgical Focus (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Targeted Radiotherapy Boost Helps Ependymoma Outcome in KidsTargeted Radiotherapy Boost Helps Ependymoma Outcome in Kids
Children with ependymoma and residual disease after initial surgery and radiotherapy can benefit both from further surgery and an extra boost of radiotherapy. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 28, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

High radiotherapy dose improves prospects for children with brain cancer
Researchers have found that increasing the dose of radiotherapy given to children with an intracranial ependymoma, a form of cancer of the central nervous system, can significantly improve their survival. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 26, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

High radiotherapy dose improves prospects for children with brain cancer
(European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)) Two studies to be presented at the 3rd ESTRO Forum in Barcelona, Spain, show that increasing the dose of radiotherapy given to children with an intracranial ependymoma, a form of cancer of the central nervous system, can significantly improve their survival. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 25, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Gene sequencing project discovers common driver of a childhood brain tumor
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project has identified the most common genetic alteration ever reported in the brain tumor ependymoma and evidence that the alteration drives tumor development. The research appears Feb. 19 as an advanced online publication in the scientific journal Nature. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 19, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Gene sequencing project discovers common driver of a childhood brain tumor
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital -Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project identifies the most common genetic alteration yet in the brain tumor ependymoma; results offer clues for fighting other cancers. (Richard Gilbertson, MD, PhD, David Ellison, MD, PhD, Jinghui Zhang, PhD) (Source: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital)
Source: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - February 19, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Butterfly release to mark second annual Ependymoma Awareness Day
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the CERN Foundation host event to bring attention to a rare brain tumor that strikes both children and adults (Source: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital)
Source: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - April 15, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Tumors of the Central Nervous System, Volume 9
Lymphoma, Supratentorial Tumors, Glioneuronal Tumors, Gangliogliomas, Neuroblastoma in Adults, Astrocytomas, Ependymomas, Hemangiomas, and Craniopharyngiomasseries:Tumors of the Central Nervous SystemThe ninth volume in this essential series discusses key advances in our understanding of neoplasms in the human central nervous system. This publication deals with various aspects of nine separate types of brain tumors. With 70 contributors from 17 nations, this edition offers an unrivalled thoroughness and breadth of coverage that includes the very latest research results on the following ... (Source: Springer Biomedical Sciences titles)
Source: Springer Biomedical Sciences titles - February 12, 2013 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Biomedicine (general) Source Type: news