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DISEASE STUDIES

Glioma

Glioma is refers to an ample category of tumors that occur in the brain and spinal cord and which arise from the supportive tissue of the brain, called glia, the principal brain cells that can produce tumors. The symptoms, prognosis and treatment of a malignant glioma depend on the age of the patient the exact type of tumor and its location in the brain. These tumors tend to grow or infiltrate in the normal brain tissue which makes surgical removal difficult or impossible and complicates treatment.

GENE OR REGION STUDIED


  • RTEL1
  • CDKN2B-AS1
  • TERT
  • 8q24.21
  • 7p11.2
  • 4p15.2