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View Main Condition: Brain Tumor

What is the definition of Meningioma?
Meningiomas are tumors that originate in the meninges, the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. Most Meningiomas are not cancerous (benign), though a minority of Meningiomas can be classified as atypical or cancerous (malignant). Though rare, malignant Meningiomas can be highly aggressive. However, even benign Meningiomas can cause problems if their growth affects neighboring areas of the brain. Though most Meningiomas grow slowly, there is no way to predict the rate of growth for a particular Meningioma or to know how long a specific Meningioma was growing before it was diagnosed. Signs and symptoms can vary but may include seizures, headaches, weakness in the arms and legs, and vision loss. Sometimes memory loss, carelessness, and unsteadiness are the only symptoms.
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What are the latest Meningioma Clinical Trials?
A Single Arm, Open-label, Multicenter Phase II Study of 177Lu-DOTATATE Radionuclide in Adults With Progressive or High-risk Meningioma

Summary: This single arm, open-label study will evaluate the efficacy of Lutathera (177Lu-DOTATATE) administered intravenously every 8 weeks for a total of 4 doses in patients with progressive WHO I-III or residual high-risk Ga-DOTATATE PET-MRI positive meningioma. Ga-DOTATATE PET-MRI scans will be obtained prior to initiation of Lutathera treatment and 6 months after the initiation of Lutathera treatment....

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Phase III Trial of Observation Versus Irradiation for a Gross Totally Resected Grade II Meningioma

Summary: This randomized phase III trial studies how well radiation therapy works compared with observation in treating patients with newly diagnosed grade II meningioma that has been completely removed by surgery. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors.

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Published Date: May 11, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

What are the Latest Advances for Meningioma?
Impact of endoscopic endonasal approach on quality of life in patients with anterior skull base intra-extracranial extension meningioma.
Combined Exoscopic and Endoscopic Two-Step Keyhole Approach for Intracranial Meningiomas.
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Somatostatin Receptor Theranostics for Refractory Meningiomas.