NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Brain Cancer – Gliomas, Version 1.2016
Abnormal changes in the instructions within cells for making
and controlling cells (genes).
A doctor who’s an expert in studying cells within the nervous
system to classify disease.
A doctor who’s an expert in surgery within the nervous
A period of testing for cancer growth.
A type of glial cell that makes a fatty membrane called
Removal of tissue samples through a large opening in the
A doctor who’s an expert in testing cells to find disease.
A rating of one’s ability to do daily activities.
Treatment with two chemotherapy drugs, one of which is
positron emission tomography (PET)
A test that uses radioactive material to see the shape and
function of body parts.
The first mass of cancer cells of their kind.
The expected pattern and outcome of a disease based on
Radiation therapy that uses protons to treat a disease. Also
called hadron therapy.
A doctor who’s an expert in treating cancer with radiation.
The use of radiation to treat cancer.
A doctor who’s an expert in reading imaging tests.
A drug that helps a person to relax or go to sleep.
An unplanned physical or emotional response to treatment.
The steps needed to prepare for radiation therapy.
Removal of tissue samples through a small opening in the
Treatment with large doses of radiation within a small area.
An operation that removes a large piece of tissue.
Treatment for symptoms of a disease.
Drugs that stop the growth process that is specific to cancer
three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy
Radiation therapy that uses beams that match the shape of
The switching of parts between chromosomes.