glioma glioma

Definition(s):

  • (n) a tumor of the brain consisting of neuroglia

Usage(s):

  1. Treatment of glioma can be difficult, say researchers, because they still don't know what causes the disease.
  2. If approved, as many as 30 glioma patients could begin receiving chlorotoxin tagged with radioactive iodine as early as July.
  3. However, preliminary results from a biopsy of the brain identified the cause of the seizure as a malignant glioma in the left parietal lobe.

News

  • Fundraiser for DIPG research raises nearly $100,000

    On June 7 more than 450 friends and family of Caroline “Calle” Cronk gathered at Granite Links in Quincy to raise money for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) research.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Norwell Mariner

Quotes

  1. Asked by Chen whether the fact that there hadn't been much mention in the media of surgery as an option for Kennedy is a bad sign, Healy responded, "The nature of a glioma is that it infiltrates the brain, so when surgery is done, the goal is to get...
    on May 21, 2008 By: Bernadine Healy Source: CBS News

  2. "This patent estate will support the development of ECO-4601 both for fast-track oncology opportunities in the treatment of glioma and pancreatic tumors as well as future broader oncology indications. Furthermore, these patents will protect the use...
    on Dec 12, 2006 By: Pierre Falardeau Source: Market Wire (press release)

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