brain tumour

Astrocytoma IDH mutant CNS WHO grade 2

What is an astrocytoma? An astrocytoma is a type of brain and spinal cord cancer. The tumour is made up of cells called astrocytes that are normally found throughout the brain and spinal cord. IDH mutant astrocytomas are typically found in the brain and most patients are under 55 years of age. What does IDH …
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Astrocytoma IDH mutant CNS WHO grade 3

What is an astrocytoma? An astrocytoma is a type of brain and spinal cord cancer. The tumour is made up of cells called astrocytes that are normally found throughout the brain and spinal cord. IDH mutant astrocytomas are typically found in the brain and most patients are under 55 years of age. What does IDH …
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Astrocytoma IDH mutant CNS WHO grade 4

What is an astrocytoma? An astrocytoma is a type of brain and spinal cord cancer. The tumour is made up of cells called astrocytes that are normally found throughout the brain and spinal cord. IDH mutant astrocytomas are typically found in the brain and most patients are under 55 years of age. What does IDH …
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Glioblastoma IDH wildtype

What is glioblastoma? Glioblastoma is an aggressive type of brain and spinal cord cancer and the most common type of cancerous brain tumour in adults. The tumour is made up of cells called astrocytes that are normally found throughout the brain and spinal cord. Another name for this tumour is glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). What does …
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Meningioma

What is a meningioma? A meningioma is a tumour that starts in the meninges, a thin layer of tissue that covers the outside of the brain and spinal cord. The tumour is made up of specialized meningothelial cells that are normally attached to a part of the meninges called the dura. A meningioma can develop …
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Oligodendroglioma

What is an oligodendroglioma? Oligodendroglioma is a type of tumour that can start in the brain or spinal cord. It is made of abnormal oligodendrocytes. Oligodendrocytes are normally found throughout the brain and spinal cord. This tumour can occur at any age but most start in adults. The brain and spinal cord The brain is …
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