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Childhood Astrocytomas Treatment (PDQ®)

Changes to this Summary (12/11/2014)

The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.

Treatment of Childhood Low-Grade Astrocytomas

Added text to state that in a retrospective review, children younger than 1 year with low-grade glioma demonstrated an inferior progression-free survival compared with children aged 1 year and older (cited Mirow et al. as reference 19).

Revised text to state that antitumor activity has also been observed for bevacizumab given in combination with irinotecan, which, in some cases, also results in clinical or visual improvement (cited Avery et al. as reference 65).

This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Pediatric Treatment Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

  • Updated: December 11, 2014