Children with Low-grade Glioma Enjoy Long-term Survival, But Less for Those Who Received Radiation
March 09, 2014
Children with low-grade gliomas
are known to have superior five- and 10-year overall survival rates compared
with adults with the disease. A new study confirms that adult survivors of
pediatric low-grade glioma also have a low incidence of glioma-related death,
even 20 years after diagnosis, Oncology Times reports, but children treated
with radiation had a reduced overall survival and greater risk of disease death
than those not receiving radiotherapy.
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