Elderly people with glioblastoma.
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Department of Neurology, Division of Neuro-oncology, University of Washington, and Fred Hutchinson Research Cancer Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle, WA 98109-1023, USA.
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Name: The lancet oncology
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22846836
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045(12)70277-2
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Benign and malignant central nervous system neoplasms derived from glial cells (i.e., astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, and ependymocytes). Astrocytes may give rise to astrocytomas (ASTROCYTOMA) or glioblastoma multiforme (see GLIOBLASTOMA). Oligodendrocytes give rise to oligodendrogliomas (OLIGODENDROGLIOMA) and ependymocytes may undergo transformation to become EPENDYMOMA; CHOROID PLEXUS NEOPLASMS; or colloid cysts of the third ventricle. (From Escourolle et al., Manual of Basic Neuropathology, 2nd ed, p21)
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