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Diseases

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Diffuse astrocytoma


Other Names for this Disease
  • Low-grade diffuse astrocytoma
  • Fibrillary astrocytoma (histologic variant)
  • Gemistocytic astrocytoma (histologic variant)
  • Protoplasmic astrocytoma (histologic variant)
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Overview

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Basic Information

  • The National Cancer Institute provides the most current information on cancer for patients, health professionals, and the general public.
  • The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a federation of more than 130 nonprofit voluntary health organizations serving people with rare disorders. Click on the link to view information on this topic.

In Depth Information

  • Medscape Reference provides information on this topic. You may need to register to view the medical textbook, but registration is free.
  • The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
  • Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Low-grade diffuse astrocytoma
  • Fibrillary astrocytoma (histologic variant)
  • Gemistocytic astrocytoma (histologic variant)
  • Protoplasmic astrocytoma (histologic variant)
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.