Oncology Central

Tumor blood volume: a prognostic biomarker for anaplastic astrocytomas?


Anaplastic astrocytoma is a WHO grade III glioma characterized by diffusely infiltrative astrocytic tumors with cytological atypia, anaplasia and mitoses [1]. Although histopathologic assessment remains the reference standard for tumor grading, sampling error, inter- and intra-pathologist variability, and heterogeneity of gliomas may result in inadequate evaluation [2,3].

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