Press Release: Complete Resection of High-Grade Brain Cancer Yields Better Survival in Children

For children with aggressive brain cancers called high-grade gliomas (HGG), the chances of survival are improved when surgery is successful in eliminating all visible cancer, reports a study in the September issue of Neurosurgeryofficial journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

In addition to showing better survival with gross total resection (GTR) for children with HGG, the results suggest that this survival benefit is greater in girls compared to boys with HGG. The study provides “compelling evidence that GTR is even more critical in female patients,” write Jeffrey P. Greenfield, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, and colleagues.

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Click here to read “Sex, Age, Anatomic Location, and Extent of Resection Influence Outcomes in Children With High-grade Glioma.”