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Overcoming Barriers to International Clinical Trials for Rare Cancers
Friday, December 10, 2010
Location: Bethesda, Maryland
Description: The goals of this conference were to introduce key institutional players to the topic of international clinical trials in rare cancers and to establish an ongoing dialogue. Participants left the meeting with a set of specific priorities that need to be enacted to promote these trials. The meeting promoted consensus on the way that resources are prioritized to address rare cancers. Participants were asked to convey the content of the meeting to their constituencies and to follow up with pilot concepts.
Contact: Jack Welch, M.D., Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org@nih.gov
Co-funding Institute(s): National Cancer Institute, Office of Rare Diseases Research
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Is someone diagnosed with teratoma with malignant transformation (TMT) considered to have cancer? If so, is it the type of cancer within the teratoma or is TMT a cancerous classification? See answer
I am trying to find out more information about teratomas with malignant transformation, specifically related to prognosis. I had a single mass removed with clean margins and no infiltration. Any studies that have been done about treatment options would be helpful. Also, are there any other published cases of teratoma and astrocytoma? I guess I am trying to find out if my type of teratoma would portend a better or worse prognosis than other types, especially given how fast mine developed. See answer