Oncology & Cancer

Meningioma molecular profile reliably predicts tumor recurrence

Although typically benign, about one-fifth of meningiomas, the most common primary brain tumors, recur despite complete surgical removal. The current meningioma classification does not consistently predict whether the tumor ...

Oncology & Cancer

Aggressive growth of common brain tumors linked to single gene

UC San Francisco scientists have uncovered a common genetic driver of aggressive meningiomas, which could help clinicians detect such dangerous cancers earlier and lead to new therapies aimed at curing these difficult-to-treat ...

Oncology & Cancer

Imaging features predict tumor grade

The vast majority of meningiomas—tumors that form from the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord—are slow-growing and benign. "Atypical" meningiomas have a more aggressive clinical course, and patients with ...

Surgery

Meningioma diagnosis shown to impact patient's quality of life

Meningiomas—tumors that arise from the lining of the brain and spinal cord—have recently been in the news with celebrities Kate Walsh and Maria Menounos sharing their initial shock upon diagnosis and their experiences ...

Oncology & Cancer

Molecular signature for aggressive brain tumor uncovered

Meningiomas are the most common primary brain tumors, but the term encompasses over a dozen subtypes that range from benign to highly aggressive. Rhabdoid meningiomas are classified as highly aggressive due to their high ...

Genetics

Solving the mystery of meningiomas reveals a surprise twist

In solving one mystery—the genetic roots of benign brain tumors called meningiomas—a team of scientists led by Yale researchers stumbled upon an even greater one: How is it possible that two of the mutations linked to ...

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