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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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Brain Cancer – Gliomas, Version 1.2016

Brain Cancer – Gliomas

Contents

8 How to use this book 9 Part 1 Glioma basics

Explains the types of gliomas.

16 Part 2 Test and treatment overview

Briefly describes the tests and treatments used for gliomas.

31 Part 3 Treatment guide: Astrocytomas and glioblastomas

Presents treatment options for these types of gliomas.

47 Part 4 Treatment guide: Oligodendrogliomas and oligoastrocytomas

Presents treatment options for these types of gliomas.

58 Part 5 Treatment guide: Ependymomas

Presents treatment options for these types of gliomas.

67 Part 6 Making treatment decisions

Offers tips for choosing the best treatment

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75 Glossary

Dictionary

Acronyms

81 NCCN Panel Members 82 NCCN Member Institutions 84 Index