Meningioma

Common Name(s)

Meningioma

Meningiomas are benign, slow-growing tumors, classified as brain tumors, but actually growing in the three protective membranes that surround the brain (meninges). Sometimes they cause thickening or thinning of adjoining skull bones. Meningiomas do not spread to other areas of the body. Signs and symptoms vary according to the size and location of the tumor. The exact cause of this condition is unknown.

 

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Condition Specific Organizations

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Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure

Our Mission: to invest in research aimed at finding the fastest possible route to a cure. We are focused on speeding the pace of research that will lead to new brain tumor therapies and, ultimately, a cure. We take an aggressive, venture funding approach not typically seen in the nonprofit sector. We have an enterprising attitude, we promote scientific collaboration and we're committed to measurable results.

Last Updated: 7 Jan 2013

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National Brain Tumor Society

National Brain Tumor Society is fiercely committed to finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people living with a brain tumor today and anyone who will be diagnosed tomorrow. This means effecting change in the system at all levels. It’s time to build on progress and transform tomorrow, today.

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2014

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Meningioma" for support, advocacy or research.

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure

Our Mission: to invest in research aimed at finding the fastest possible route to a cure. We are focused on speeding the pace of research that will lead to new brain tumor therapies and, ultimately, a cure. We take an aggressive, venture funding approach not typically seen in the nonprofit sector. We have an enterprising attitude, we promote scientific collaboration and we're committed to measurable results.

http://www.abc2.org

Last Updated: 7 Jan 2013

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National Brain Tumor Society

National Brain Tumor Society is fiercely committed to finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people living with a brain tumor today and anyone who will be diagnosed tomorrow. This means effecting change in the system at all levels. It’s time to build on progress and transform tomorrow, today.

http://braintumor.org/

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2014

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Meningioma" returned 857 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Global Proteome and Phospho-proteome Analysis of Merlin-deficient Meningioma and Schwannoma Identifies PDLIM2 as a Novel Therapeutic Target.
 

Author(s): Kayleigh Bassiri, Sara Ferluga, Vikram Sharma, Nelofer Syed, Claire L Adams, Edwin Lasonder, C Oliver Hanemann

Journal: EBioMedicine. 2017 Feb;16():76-86.

 

Loss or mutation of the tumour suppressor Merlin predisposes individuals to develop multiple nervous system tumours, including schwannomas and meningiomas, sporadically or as part of the autosomal dominant inherited condition Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2). These tumours display largely ...

Last Updated: 27 Jan 2017

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"Inverse signaling" of the transmembrane chemokine CXCL16 contributes to proliferative and anti-apoptotic effects in cultured human meningioma cells.
 

Author(s): Kirsten Hattermann, Kareen Bartsch, Henrike H Gebhardt, H Maximilian Mehdorn, Michael Synowitz, Anne Dorothée Schmitt, Rolf Mentlein, Janka Held-Feindt

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Chemokines and their receptors play a decisive role in tumor progression and metastasis. We recently found a new signaling mechanism in malignant glioma cells mediated by transmembrane chemokines that we termed "inverse signaling". According to this hypothesis, soluble (s)-CXCL16 ...

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2016

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Content-based analysis of Ki-67 stained meningioma specimens for automatic hot-spot selection.
 

Author(s): Zaneta Swiderska-Chadaj, Tomasz Markiewicz, Bartlomiej Grala, Malgorzata Lorent

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Hot-spot based examination of immunohistochemically stained histological specimens is one of the most important procedures in pathomorphological practice. The development of image acquisition equipment and computational units allows for the automation of this process. Moreover, a ...

Last Updated: 8 Oct 2016

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Meningioma" returned 79 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Primary intraosseous atypical inflammatory meningioma presenting as a lytic skull lesion: Case report with review of literature.
 

Author(s): Sangita Bohara, Swapnil Agarwal, Nita Khurana, P N Pandey

Journal: Indian J Pathol Microbiol. ;59(3):386-8.

 

Primary extradural meningiomas of the skull comprise 1% of all meningiomas, and lytic skull meningiomas are still rarer and are said to be more aggressive. We present a case of 38-year-old male with an extradural tumor which on histopathological examination showed features of inflammatory ...

Last Updated: 11 Aug 2016

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Extra-axial isolated cerebral varix misdiagnosed as convexity meningioma: A case report and review of literatures.
 

Author(s): Zhi-Gang Tan, Qian Zhou, Yan Cui, Lei Yi, Yian Ouyang, Yugang Jiang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Jun;95(26):e4047.

 

Isolated cerebral varix is a rare cerebrovascular anomaly, which is easily misdiagnosed as other brain tumors.A 59-year-old female patient with noncontributory medical history presented with headache and insomnia for the last 2 months. Upon admission, her neurological examination ...

Last Updated: 2 Jul 2016

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Angiomatous lesion and delayed cyst formation after gamma knife surgery for intracranial meningioma: case report and review of literatures.
 

Author(s): Zhiyong Liu, Min He, Hongxu Chen, Yi Liu, Qiang Li, Lin Li, Jin Li, Haifeng Chen, Jianguo Xu

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Gamma Knife has become a major therapeutic method for intracranial meningiomas, vascular malformations and schwannomas with exact effect. In recent years an increasing number of delayed complications after Gamma Knife surgery have been reported, such as secondary tumors, cystic changes ...

Last Updated: 29 Jan 2016

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Phase II Study Of Vistusertib (AZD2014) For Recurrent Grade II-III Meningiomas
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Meningioma

 

Last Updated: 1 Mar 2017

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A Study of Nivolumab in Adult Participants With Recurrent High-Grade Meningioma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Meningiomas

 

Last Updated: 1 Oct 2016

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Proton Dose Escalation for Patients With Atypical or Anaplastic Meningiomas
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Meningioma

 

Last Updated: 28 Nov 2016

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