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Astrocytic tumors

Riemenschneider, Markus J. ; Reifenberger, Guido


Astrocytic gliomas are the most common primary brain tumors and account for up to two thirds of all tumors of glial origin. In this review we outline the basic histological and epidemiological aspects of the different astrocytoma subtypes in adults. In addition, we summarize the key genetic alterations that have been attributed to astrocytoma patho-genesis and progression. Recent progress has ...


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