Low Grade Gliomas and Oligodendrogliomas in Adulthood

Derek R. Johnson, Kurt A. Jaeckle

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Abstract

Low grade gliomas (LGG) are slow-growing brain tumors that typically affect young adults. While treatable with surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, LGG are not curable and carry a poorer prognosis than is generally recognized. We review the diagnosis, natural history, and treatment of LGG, with an emphasis on evidence-based management options as well as areas of ongoing research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeuro-oncology
Subtitle of host publicationFirst Edition
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
Pages76-85
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780470655757
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 29 2012

Keywords

  • 1p/19q
  • Astrocytoma
  • Chemotherapy
  • Isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH)
  • Low grade glioma
  • Oligoastrocytoma
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Prognosis
  • Radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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