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  • adj. Of or pertaining to pilocytes


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  • And the next day Dr. Valiante called with the news that the tumor was benign, a slow growing pilocytic astrocytoma, generally thought of as a brain tumor one sees in children.

    Paul E. Barber: My Brain and the Ontario Health Care System

  • I'm pretty certain that it's a pilocytic astrocytoma, a kind of tumor that strikes the very young.

    Roses are Red

  • She took delight in using words like pilocytic astrocytoma (her tumor), prothrombin (a plasma protein used in the clotting of blood), and contrast material (dye used in the CAT scan she'd had just that morning).

    Roses are Red

  • Harry's tumour is a pilocytic astrocytoma, a cancer found in one in 50,000 children aged five to 14. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • While some pilocytic astrocytomas are localized enough to be surgically removed, some infiltrate around critical brain structures and are inoperable.


  • The team of researchers from the United States and the United Kingdom discovered that a specific set of genetic abnormalities may initiate and drive pilocytic astrocytomas, a common brain tumor most often found in the cerebellum.


  • The findings confirmed in pilocytic astrocytomas a high frequency of gene fusions involving


  • Though growing slowly, unresectable pilocytic astrocytomas cause symptoms for many years, because current anti-cancer drugs and radiotherapy may not successfully control the disease and may also cause side effects.


  • "Our more detailed molecular understanding of pilocytic astrocytomas will also be useful in diagnosis, enabling pathologists to use genetic tests to distinguish among different types of childhood brain tumors to guide better treatment decisions," Ellison said.


  • Scientists believe that these drugs may also be applied to treat pediatric low-grade astrocytomas, particularly pilocytic astrocytomas.



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