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Glioblastoma: Introduction

Glioblastoma: An aggressive primary brain tumour of the glial (supporting) cells. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Glioblastoma is available below.

Symptoms of Glioblastoma

Treatments for Glioblastoma

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Glioblastoma?

Glioblastoma: Related Patient Stories

Glioblastoma: Deaths

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Glioblastoma: Complications

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Causes of Glioblastoma

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Disease Topics Related To Glioblastoma

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Glioblastoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Glioblastoma

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Glioblastoma: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Glioblastoma

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Glioblastoma: Rare Types

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Glioblastoma: Animations

Research about Glioblastoma

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Clinical Trials for Glioblastoma

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Statistics for Glioblastoma

Glioblastoma: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Glioblastoma:

Glioblastoma (also called Glioblastoma Multiforme) is the most malignant astrocytic tumor (WHO grade IV) and is composed of poorly differentiated neoplastic astrocytes. Histopathological features include cellular polymorphism, nuclear atypia, brisk mitotic activity, vascular thrombosis, microvascular proliferation and necrosis. Glioblastoma typically affects adults and is preferentially located in the cerebral hemispheres. Glioblastomas may develop from diffuse astrocytomas WHO grade II or anaplastic astrocytomas ('secondary glioblastoma'), but more frequently, they manifest after a short clinical history de novo, without evidence of a less malignant precursor lesion ('primary glioblastoma'). There are two histological variants of Glioblastoma: Giant Cell Glioblastoma and Gliosarcoma. (WHO) - (Source - Diseases Database)

A fast-growing malignant brain tumor composed of spongioblasts; nearly always fatal - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Glioblastoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Glioblastoma, or a subtype of Glioblastoma, 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 Glioblastoma as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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