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Meningioma (Meningiomas) Summary

Description: A relatively common neoplasm of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that arises from arachnoidal cells. The majority are well differentiated vascular tumors which grow slowly and have a low potential to be invasive, although malignant subtypes occur. Meningiomas have a predilection to arise from the parasagittal region, cerebral convexity, sphenoidal ridge, olfactory groove, and SPINAL CANAL. (From DeVita et al., Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 5th ed, pp2056-7)

Also Known As: Meningiomas; Sphenoid Wing Meningioma; Angioblastic Meningioma; Angiomatous Meningioma; Cerebral Convexity Meningioma Show All >>

Networked: 3961 relevant articles (134 outcomes, 589 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Meningioma

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Protons (Proton) : 7 outcomes 12 studies in 71 results : IBA
  2. bevacizumab : 4 outcomes 3 studies in 13 results : FDA 2
  3. (DOTA(0)-Phe(1)-Tyr(3))octreotide (SMT 487) : 4 outcomes in 13 results : IBA
  4. DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) : 3 outcomes 22 studies in 126 results : IBA
  5. Somatostatin Receptors (Somatostatin Receptor) : 3 outcomes 13 studies in 64 results : IBA
  6. Progesterone : 3 outcomes 9 studies in 87 results : FDA 11 Generic
  7. Hydroxyurea (Hydrea) : 3 outcomes 9 studies in 37 results : FDA 6 Generic
  8. Hormones : 2 outcomes 19 studies in 137 results : IBA
  9. Mifepristone (RU 486) : 2 outcomes 12 studies in 45 results : FDA 1
  10. Octreotide (Sandostatin) : 2 outcomes 11 studies in 38 results : FDA 14 Generic
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Diseases Related to Meningioma

  1. Neoplasms (Cancer)
  2. Meningioma (Meningiomas)
  3. Neurilemmoma (Schwannoma)
  4. Glioma (Gliomas)
  5. Glioblastoma (Glioblastoma Multiforme)
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Key Therapies for Meningioma

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  1. Radiotherapy : 28 outcomes 43 studies in 392 results
  2. Particle Accelerators : 4 outcomes 6 studies in 20 results
  3. Lasers (Laser) : 3 outcomes 4 studies in 33 results
  4. Conformal Radiotherapy : 3 outcomes in 25 results
  5. Craniotomy : 2 outcomes 8 studies in 218 results
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