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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