Current management of glioma | 49044

Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562

Current management of glioma

2nd International Conference on Central Nervous System Disorders & Therapeutics

December 05-07, 2016 Dubai, UAE

Jin-Yul Lee

American Hospital Dubai, UAE

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Neurol Neurophysiol

Abstract :

Gliomas are common type of primary brain tumors and their treatment has remained challenging. Although, curative therapies are currently not available, gliomas are treated best with a multidisciplinary team approach. Current treatments consist of surgical tumor resection, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Cytoreductive surgery still remains the cornerstone in the management of gliomas. Preoperative investigations with new diagnostic modalities and sophisticated intraoperative techniques are available today that help maximize the extent of tumor resection leading to improved overall survival while minimizing the risk of postoperative neurological deficits. However, there is still need for additional better treatment options. Recent progress of molecular genetics including targeted therapy trials based on the progress of molecular genetics and biology, and moreover, on-going immunotherapeutic trials are intriguing. The future of treatment of gliomas will incorporate translational research efforts.

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