Brain Stem Glioma, Childhood

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Brain Stem Glioma, Childhood

Brain Stem Glioma is a type of brain cancer characterized by abnormal cell growth in the brain stem of the brain. Individuals with this disorder may grow harmful or harmless tumors in the brain that can impair brain function and spread to the rest of the body if not diagnosed and treated early. The brain stem is important for maintaining eye movements, muscle movements, and motor coordination. Brain stem tumors can thus cause individuals to be less capable of performing important movements, like walking and running. Some individuals may loss their ability to move certain parts of their body (paralysis). This disorder develops in childhood. Doctors might suspect this disorder based on symptoms related to coordination problems, difficulty with movements, or headaches. It is typically diagnosed with a imaging test called an MRI. Treatment is developed on a case-by-case basis and depends on the specific needs of the patient. If an individual's cancer has progressed, doctors may suggest chemotherapy or surgery to combat cancer symptoms.

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Last Updated: 11 Jan 2016

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Palbociclib Isethionate in Treating Younger Patients With Recurrent, Progressive, or Refractory Central Nervous System Tumors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Childhood Choroid Plexus Tumor; Childhood Ependymoblastoma; Childhood Grade III Meningioma; Childhood High-grade Cerebellar Astrocytoma; Childhood High-grade Cerebral Astrocytoma; Childhood Medulloepithelioma; Recurrent Childhood Anaplastic Astrocytoma; Recurrent Childhood Anaplastic Oligoastrocytoma; Recurrent Childhood Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma; Recurrent Childhood Brain Stem Glioma; Recurrent Childhood Cerebellar Astrocytoma; Recurrent Childhood Cerebral Astrocytoma; Recurrent Childhood Giant Cell Glioblastoma; Recurrent Childhood Glioblastoma; Recurrent Childhood Gliomatosis Cerebri; Recurrent Childhood Gliosarcoma; Recurrent Childhood Medulloblastoma; Recurrent Childhood Pineoblastoma; Recurrent Childhood Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor

 

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2017

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Molecular Analysis of Samples From Patients With Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma and Brainstem Glioma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma; Brainstem Glioma

 

Last Updated: 19 Dec 2016

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