Related Conditions and Treatments
Anaplastic astrocytomas are brain tumors that arise from brain cells called astrocytes, which are a type of glial cell.
Astrocytomas are tumors that arise in the cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls balance and coordination.
Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor (ATRT)
An atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (ATRT) is a very rare, aggressive tumor of the central nervous system.
Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to stop cancer cells from multiplying in the body.
Craniopharyngioma is a childhood brain tumor.
Diffuse Midline Glioma (DMG)
A diffuse midline glioma (DMG) is an aggressive type of brain tumor.
Dysembryoplastic Neuroepithelial Tumor (DNET)
A dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor (DNET) is a low-grade, slow-growing brain tumor.
An ependymoma is a tumor that arises from cells that are found lining the ventricular system (areas of the brain or spinal cord where spinal fluid is found).
A ganglioglioma is low-grade tumor of mixed cell type.
A germinoma is a type of germ cell tumor that is most often found in the brain.
Glioblastoma multiformes (GBMs) are high-grade gliomas that arise from the brain’s supportive tissue (glial cells).
A glioma is a kind of brain tumor that originates from glial cells, which support and nourish neurons in the brain.
Gliomatosis cerebri is a highly aggressive, rare form of malignant astrocytic tumor.
Low-grade gliomas are brain tumors that originate from glial cells, which support and nourish neurons in the brain.
A medulloblastoma is a brain tumor located in the cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls complex motor functions.
Meningioma is a slow-growing and usually non-cancerous tumor that originates in the meninges, the membrane layer covering the brain and spinal cord.
Oligodendrogliomas are low-grade gliomas, a type of brain tumor, that arise from a type of cell called an oligodendrocyte.
Optic Nerve Glioma (Optic Pathway Glioma)
An optic nerve glioma (also called an optic pathway glioma) is a slow-growing brain tumor that arises in or around the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain.
Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation
A stem cell transplant (also called bone marrow transplant) is the infusion of healthy stem cells into the body to stimulate new bone marrow growth.
Radiation therapy uses high-energy radiation to shrink tumors and kill cancer cells by damaging their DNA, the genetic material in a cell.
Seizures in Children
Seizures happen when brain cells fire or “talk” too much, temporarily disrupting the brain’s normal electrical signals. They’re quite common, especially in infants and young children.
A tectal glioma is a low-grade, slow-growing brain tumor in the tectum, the roof of the brain stem.
Thalamic Astrocytoma and Hypothalamic Astrocytoma
Thalamic and hypothalamic astrocytomas are tumors that develop in the brain’s glial or supportive tissues.