Ependymoma: A tumor that occurs in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Symptoms vary according to the aggressiveness, size and exact location of the tumor.
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Symptoms of Ependymoma
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Treatments for Ependymoma
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Clinical Trials for Ependymoma
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and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Ependymoma include:
- Combination Chemotherapy Followed by Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Medulloblastoma, Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor, or Ependymoma - This study has been completed (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - cisplatin,cyclophosphamide,etoposide,filgrastim,methotrexate,vincristine
- Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Children With Astrocytomas and Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - leucovorin calcium,mechlorethamine,methotrexate,prednisone,procarbazine,vincristine
- Etoposide Plus Cisplatin in Treating Patients With Recurrent Ependymomas - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - cisplatin,etoposide
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Determining Extent of Cancer in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Glioma - This study has been completed (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - dexamethasone
- Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and 1H-Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Brain Tumors - This study has been completed (Current: 23 Nov 2006)
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Definitions of Ependymoma:
Ependymoma (WHO grade II) is the most common ependymal neoplasm. It is a slow growing tumor of children and young adults and is usually located intraventricularly. It often causes clinical symptoms by blocking CSF pathways. Key histological features include perivascular pseudorosettes and ependymal rosettes.(Adapted from WHO)
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Ependymoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Ependymoma, or a subtype of Ependymoma,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Ependymoma as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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