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McCann rallies around children with cancer  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
MLB.comAndrew Vassil found himself undergoing radiation treatments for a rare, inoperable brain tumor known as a hypothalamic juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma. ...

Kickoff party benefits children's brain cancer research  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
Corpus Christi Caller TimesJackie was diagnosed in 2006 with anaplastic astrocytoma, a cancerous brain tumor, and her mother formed the Ready or Not Foundation to raise money and ...

World's First Delivery of Intra-Arterial Avastin Directly Into Brain Tumor  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)Study researchers are currently recruiting males or females, 18 years of age or older, with documented diagnosis of relapsed GBM, anaplastic astrocytoma ...

Mutation linked to pediatric brain tumor may pave way for targeted treatment  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
HealthJockey.comHowever, when its protein combines with the other gene, BRAF seems to become overactive thereby causing increased growth that culminates in astrocytoma ...

Committee For Medicinal Products For Human Use Summary Of Positive Opinion For ...  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎ (press release)...patients with malignant glioma, such as glioblastoma multiforme or anaplastic astrocytoma, showing recurrence or progression after standard therapy. ...

"Chalkin' It Up" for Ali  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
WLBT-TV..."It's a low grade astrocytoma, it's not cancer but they treat any type of tumor to the brain as cancer," says Michelle Mason, Ali's mother. ...

ProtoxPresents Data, Awaits Key Results for PRX302  -  ‎Nov 8, 2009‎
OneMedPlace (blog)...(BPH or enlarged prostate) and localized prostate cancer as well as PRX321 for primary brain cancer (glioblastoma multiforme / GBM and astrocytoma). ...

Pequot optometrist diagnosed with brain tumor  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
The Lake Country EchoHe had a biopsy last week and was diagnosed Friday with Grade IV Astrocytoma. "That's the most malignant brain tumor," he said. "With chemo and radiation ...

Research and Markets: Competitor Analysis: TGF-R Agonists and Antagonists - A ...  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
Business Wire (press release)...scarring and osteoarthritis to cancer (eg, NSCLC; astrocytoma, melanoma, pancreatic cancer) and scleroderma, chronic kidney disease/glomerulosclerosis. ...

Thanks for helping Braiden  -  ‎Oct 31, 2009‎
SouthCoastToday.comI am the single-parent father of 4-year-old Braiden, who has been battling a brain tumor (pylocitic astrocytoma) since he was 18 months old. ...

City asks to renew one cent sales tax  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Jennings Daily NewsJennings voters will be asked to renew one cent of the city's two-cent sales tax in the spring of next year, according to Mayor Terry Duhon. ...

Firefighters help young boy dream for a day  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
Contra Costa TimesIn 2003, doctors diagnosed Erick Romero with astrocytoma at age 1. The disease, a form of brain cancer, has left Erick with partial paralysis. ...

A Penguins' void: 'The Voice' is muted  -  ‎Nov 8, 2009‎
Tribune ReviewHe's sidelined this season as he recovers from Astrocytoma: an inoperable brain tumor. "The doctors told me it's a Level II condition," Barbero, 64, said. ...

Woman Found Dead After Being Investigated For Fraud  -  ‎Jul 23, 2009‎
LocalNews8.comShe told charity organization that the boy had a cancer called Anaplastic Astrocytoma since April 2008. But last week, investigators say she told the

Fundraising poker run set for SV grad  -  ‎Aug 4, 2009‎
Press NewsIn November of 2008, 23 year old Bill was diagnosed with a form of brain cancer called Antiplastic Astrocytoma. A large tumor was removed from his brain

Hypoxia-induced transcription of dopamine D3 and D4 receptors in ...  -  ‎Aug 4, 2009‎
7thSpace Interactive (press release)...dopaminergic genes, we aimed to study their transcriptional regulation in the context of neuroblastoma and astrocytoma cell lines exposed to 1% hypoxia.

Golfers putt lots of effort into charity day  -  ‎Aug 3, 2009‎
Shields GazetteThe mum-of-two, of Robert Street, South Shields, died in March after a two-year battle with astrocytoma, a type of brain tumour. Family friend Lee Auty, 32,

Cooking Brain Tumors  -  ‎Aug 5, 2009‎
TheDenverChannel.comGlioblastomas are a type of astrocytoma, a tumor type that accounts for 25 to 30 percent of gliomas -- the most commonly diagnosed primary brain tumor,

Bobby Robson dies  -  ‎Jul 31, 2009‎
SportsYA!His battle with cancer began in 1991 and from then on, he had to undergo surgeries— he had an astrocytoma taken out in 2006— and chemotherapy.

Cyclist Armstrong 'Fell For Teen Cancer Hoax'  -  ‎Jul 21, 2009‎
Sky NewsHe blogged about being a 15-year-old from Idaho who received the devastating diagnosis of Anaplastic Astrocytoma in April 2008. "I dream about running the

Forest Falls residents aid local artist during family crisis  -  ‎Aug 4, 2009‎
Press-EnterpriseAfter Foggett's sister was diagnosed with astrocytoma, a very aggressive brain cancer, doctors thought she could improve with chemotherapy and radiation.

Want to live longer? See an optician!  -  ‎Aug 3, 2009‎
Daily MailThis revealed that the blockage was a tumour, a rare one called a pilocytic astrocytoma. It had attached itself to the central part of the brain that is

Fist-sized Tumor From Brain With Help Of New 3-D Brain Mapping  -  ‎Jul 14, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)Tew and his team were able to navigate a trajectory through the patient's brain and remove 90 percent of the malignant tumor, an anaplastic astrocytoma,

Tournament boosts spirits, funds for teen cancer patient  -  ‎Jul 29, 2009‎
Peabody Gazette BulletinThane, a 15-year-old Hillsboro High School sophomore, was diagnosed in May with a rare form of non-malignant cancer, astrocytoma.

General Thoracic Surgery  -  ‎Jul 23, 2009‎
The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryIn brain glioma and astrocytoma, Murakami and associates 5 reported that ADC showed a significant correlation with the histologic grade of malignancy and

Perry teen requests blood, bone marrow drive for birthday  -  ‎Jul 14, 2009‎
Macon TelegraphKody was diagnosed in 2007 with anaplastic astrocytoma — a brain tumor. He has undergone surgery that removed part of the tumor, chemotherapy and radiation

Mother and daughter remember cancer fight  -  ‎Jul 23, 2009‎
Herald Times Reporter...the story has a mostly happy ending but it took several physician visits, as well as CT scans, before the scary diagnosis came back — astrocytoma,

Jury: Mt. Vernon physician liable in $48M malpractice case  -  ‎Jul 22, 2009‎
Lower Hudson Journal newsThe defendants failed to diagnose the problem, a spinal tumor known as an astrocytoma, until after Ffrench suffered permanent damage, Meagher said.

What if this 15-year old was your 15-year old?  -  ‎Jul 22, 2009‎
Peabody Gazette BulletinThe cancer, called astrocytoma, is extremely rare. Thane, who is a dedicated golfer, has been bed-ridden a good part of the summer since exploratory surgery

Power line worries  -  ‎Jul 12, 2009‎
Martinsburg JournalDocuments show that of the students, two were diagnosed with leukemia, one with astrocytoma of the brain, and the fourth with sarcoma of the connective

Apollo acquires cyberknife system  -  ‎Jul 19, 2009‎
Express BuzzAstrocytoma, glioma, glioblastoma multiforme, oligodendroglioma, brain metastasis, spinal tumours, pituitary adenoma, hemangioblastoma, skull base tumours,

'15th Tee Adam' brings warmth to cool PGA day  -  ‎Jul 18, 2009‎
Milwaukee Journal SentinelStricken since 3 with astrocytoma, a brain tumor that has left him a quadriplegic and reliant on a ventilator, the young man from Jackson radiates joy in a

Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) potentiates hydrogen peroxide toxicity in ...  -  Dec 16, 2008
7thSpace Interactive (press release),Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is a cell wall component of Gram-negative bacteria with proved role in pathogenesis of sepsis. Brain injury was observed with both

UnitedHealthcare, Make-A-Wish partner for Springfield teen  -  Dec 18, 2008
Springfield Business Journal,The Springfield girl, identified in a news release only as QueenEsta, or Queen, has been diagnosed with anaplastic astrocytoma, a medical condition that

Conlan’s courage: Enfield family struggles to deal with young son ...  -  Dec 2, 2008
Journal Inquirer,In August Conlan was diagnosed with a pylocytic astrocytoma — a slow growing non-cancerous brain tumor — the size of a golf ball.

Twin sisters raised in Appleton find love, sacrifice together  -  Dec 26, 2008
Appleton Post Crescent,...another cancer patient, Hailey Meltz, their 3-year-old great-niece who's battling an inoperable brain tumor called a pediatric low grade astrocytoma.

US FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation for Burzynski Research ...  -  Dec 2, 2008
MarketWatchThe second report described preliminary successful results of Phase II study of ANP in patients with recurrent anaplastic astrocytoma. Stocks to Watch for December 3, 2008 - SCLX, VSUL ...  -  Dec 3, 2008
Trading Markets (press release),Its clinical trials study the use of Antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 for treating patients with glioblastoma multiforme, anaplastic astrocytoma, brain tumors,

'Superstar' Life Brief, Radiant  -  Dec 6, 2008
Tampa Tribune,Minutes later, he slipped away after a 14-month battle against anaplastic astrocytoma - a rare, aggressive form of cancer that gave no quarter.

Early brain tumour diagnosis can be challenging  -  Dec 26, 2008
Times and Transcript,A Grade 2 astrocytoma. Just above her ear, entwined with a part of her brain that controlled motor skills. The surgeon got most of it.

Three of Wilmington-area couple's adult children brave cancer  -  Dec 18, 2008,Doctors rarely see two family members with astrocytoma, which are primary brain tumors, like John and Molly Firth's growths, said John McCravey,

Cancer Won't Keep a Runner from the White Rock Marathon  -  Dec 10, 2008
Dallas Observer,...was confirmed as a tumor, and on January 17 the tumor was confirmed at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston as a Grade IV astrocytoma, or glioblastoma.

Tampa Golfing Prodigy Dies Of Cancer At Age 12  -  Dec 4, 2008
Tampa Tribune,Harris was diagnosed with anaplastic astrocytoma after doctors discovered a tumor at the base of his spine in October 2007. His battle against the disease

Man who fights sharks now has bigger battle: brain cancer  -  Dec 9, 2008
Daytona Beach News-Journal,But now the 29-year-old Ficocello is facing a bigger battle, anaplastic astrocytoma -- incurable brain cancer. Does Ficocello think the cancer is a cosmic

Greens Cautiously Optimistic About ARB Smog Plan  -  Dec 15, 2008
NewsBlaze,...particles can pass through the blood brain barrier and suspected to cause the most dangerous and malignant brain tumors such as Glioma and Astrocytoma.

A Winning Combination  -  Dec 11, 2008
Evening Bulletin,The foundation matched the Gwynedd Mercy Men’s team with Luke Ronco, diagnosed with a hypothalamic optic chiasmic pilocytic astrocytoma on May 15, 2002.

Tony Dungy's book gives hope to ill Valley boy  -  Dec 2, 2008
Terre Haute Tribune Star,The 10-year-old boy was diagnosed at age 5 with pilocytic astrocytoma, with tumors inside his spinal cord. He has since undergone three surgeries and

Little battler Keeva to attend Grace House event  -  Dec 8, 2008
Sunderland Echo,...transferred to Newcastle General Hospital where an MRI scan and biopsy confirmed she was suffering from a sort of brain tumour called an astrocytoma.

CHMP Recommends Approval in the European Union (EU) for New ...  -  Dec 9, 2008 (press release),...and for patients with malignant gliomas, such as GBM or anaplastic astrocytoma (AA), showing recurrence or progression after standard therapy.

Background information on Astrocytoma [When available]

Astrocytomas are intracranial tumors derived from astrocytes. They can have narrow or diffuse zones of infiltration.
    WHO Grading System for Astrocytomas
  • WHO Grade 1 � pilocytic astrocytoma
  • WHO Grade 2 � astrocytoma
  • WHO Grade 3 � anaplastic (malignant) astrocytoma The prognosis is worst for Grade 4 gliomas, with an average survival time of 14-18 months. Overall, the five year survival rate is 5%.

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