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Anaplastic ependymoma

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How might an ependymoma be treated?

Treatment begins with surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible; radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or radiosurgery may be used to destroy any cancer cells that remain following surgery.  Steroids may be used to reduce swelling (edema) caused by the tumor.[1]
Last updated: 3/27/2012

  1. Bruce JN. Ependymoma. eMedicine. January 2012; Accessed 3/27/2012.

Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • lists trials that are studying or have studied Anaplastic ependymoma. Click on the link to go to to read descriptions of these studies.