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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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:

Brain Cancer – Gliomas, Version 1.2016

5

Ependymomas

Diagnosis and treatment

Guide 19. Post-surgery treatment for grades I and II

Brain tumor

Metastatic spread

Your prior treatment

What are the options?

No spread of cancer

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Total resection

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• Limited-field fractionated EBRT

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• Observation

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Subtotal resection or biopsy

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• Limited-field fractionated EBRT

The cancer has spread

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Any

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• Craniospinal radiation therapy

Spinal tumor

Metastatic spread

Your prior treatment

What are the options?

No spread of cancer

ª

Total resection

ª

• Observation

ª

Subtotal resection

ª

• Limited-field fractionated EBRT

The cancer has spread

ª

Any

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• Craniospinal radiation therapy

Guide 20. Post-surgery treatment for grade III

Brain or spinal tumor

Metastatic spread

What are the options?

No spread of cancer

ª

• Limited-field fractionated EBRT

The cancer has spread

ª

• Craniospinal radiation therapy