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Brain Tumors

In this video we discuss the use of concurrent immunotherapy and stereotactic radiosurgery for treatment of melanoma brain metastases.

Undergoing immunotherapy within a month of stereotactic radiosurgery resulted in an improved response to treatment for patients with melanoma brain metastases.

Adjuvant temozolomide chemotherapy following radiotherapy improves survival among patients with anaplastic gliomas that do not harbor 1p/19q co-deletions, according to interim results from a phase III trial.

The US Food and Drug Administration granted the “breakthrough therapy” designation to a recombination poliovirus/rhinovirus conjugate known as PVS-RIPO, for treatment of recurrent glioblastoma multiforme.

Combined temozolomide and radiotherapy offer significantly better overall survival than radiotherapy alone in patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) who undergo biopsy only rather than surgical resection.

This review will discuss examples of clinical applications of tumor and germline genomic testing for children with central nervous system (CNS) tumors, as well as promising investigative strategies.

One recurring theme from genomic studies of pediatric CNS tumors (and almost all cancers, for that matter) is that tumors that historically appeared to be a single entity based on examination under the microscope and routine immunohistochemical staining actually harbor molecularly distinct subgroups when analyzed by genomic sequencing techniques.

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