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Anaplastic ependymoma


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Treatment

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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

References
  1. Bruce JN. Ependymoma. eMedicine. January 2012; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/277621-overview. Accessed 3/27/2012.


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

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