New England Journal study with Dr. Andrew Sloan from UH Case Medical Center discovers new method of classifying low-grade brain tumors

Thursday, June 11, 2015
CLEVELAND – A Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCCC) brain surgeon and neurosurgery professor is among the primary authors of a new approach to classifying tumors that could lead to significant improvements in their diagnosis and treatment. The research and recommendations appear online June 10 in The New England Journal of Medicine.
 
Andrew Sloan, MD, Director of the Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, said the new classification system has the potential to provide far more accurate assessments of brain tumors known as low and intermediate grade gliomas (LGGs) – which in turn could enhance patients’ outcomes.
 
Scientists and physicians from Cleveland and 43 other federally designated cancer centers used molecular and genetic analysis to develop an approach that reduces the role of individual observers’ assessments of the tumors’ appearance. 

Download full release


<< Back
  • News Media Access



  • Register
  • Forgot My Password
  • Search:




    Advanced Search

  • Subscribe To Our Latest News

    Subscribe to University Hospitals' RSS Feeds or Email Alerts to get our latest news.

    University Hospitals RSS Feed  University Hospitals Email Alerts
  • Twitter

    Must select a Twitter Account for Rail Gadget in Twitter Tool.

You must be logged in to view this item.



Login

This area is reserved for members of the news media. If you qualify, please update your user profile and check the box marked "Check here to register as an accredited member of the news media". Please include any notes in the "Supporting information for media credentials" box. We will notify you of your status via e-mail in one business day.