Treatment of malignant gliomas in elderly patients

A concise overview of the literature

Patrizia Farina, Giuseppe Lombardi, Eleonora Bergo, Anna Roma, Vittorina Zagonel

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Abstract

Gliomas are the most frequent primary brain tumors and the incidence data has increased in the elderly population. Unfortunately, prospective studies on this population are few and so the right treatment is unknown. In the elderly patients no standard treatment has been established and therefore the optimal treatment should be individualized. We performed a review analyzing the prognostic and predictive factors, the clinical studies, and the correct management of this population.

Original languageEnglish
Article number734281
JournalBioMed Research International
Volume2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Glioma
Tumors
Brain
Population
Brain Neoplasms
Therapeutics
Prospective Studies
Incidence
Clinical Studies

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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