Cancer Diagnostics: New Factor Simplifies Classification of Brain Tumours
Thanks to a team from Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences in Krems (Austria), standardised classification of the aggressiveness of tumours based on their shape is now possible.
By: Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences
Although meningiomas – tumours that develop in the meninges – are often benign, around 20% of cases are characterised by a higher degree of aggressiveness. Distinctions are drawn using the WHO classification, which grades tumours from I to III once they have been surgically removed and also determines the subsequent treatment regimen. However, pre-operative classification would be highly beneficial, as it would provide the surgeon with vital advance information on the best suited surgical strategy. A group of physicians from Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences in Krems (KL Krems) has now demonstrated that the factor they calculated provides precisely this type of information.
Dr. Franz Marhold
Department of Neurosurgery
University Hospital St. Pölten
Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences
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