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Astrocytoma, Malignant


Synonyms of Astrocytoma, Malignant
  • Anaplastic Astrocytoma
  • Astrocytoma, grades 3-4
  • Giant Cell Glioblastoma, Astrocytoma
  • Spongioblastoma Multiforme

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Malignant Astrocytoma is an infiltrating, primary brain tumor, with tentacles that may invade surrounding tissue. This provides a butterfly-like distribution pattern through the white matter of the cerebral hemispheres. The tumor may invade a membrane covering the brain (the dura), or spread via the spinal fluid through the ventricles of the brain. Spread of the tumor (metastasis) outside the brain and spinal cord is rare.



    Organizations related to Astrocytoma, Malignant
    • American Brain Tumor Association
      2720 River Road
      Des Plaines IL 60018
      Phone #: 847-827-9910
      800 #: 800-886-2282
      e-mail: info@abta.org
      Home page: http://www.abta.org
    • American Cancer Society, Inc.
      1599 Clifton Road NE
      Atlanta GA 30329
      Phone #: 404-320-3333
      800 #: 800-227-2345
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.cancer.org
    • Cancer.Net
      American Society of Clinical Oncology
      Alexandria VA 22314
      Phone #: 571-483-1780
      800 #: 888-651-3038
      e-mail: contactus@cancer.net
      Home page: http://www.cancer.net/patient
    • Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
      P.O. Box 498
      Kensington MD 20895-0498
      Phone #: 301-962-3520
      800 #: 800-366-2223
      e-mail: staff@candlelighters,org
      Home page: http://www.candlelighters.org
    • Friends of Cancer Research
      2231 Crystal Drive
      Arlington VA 22202
      Phone #: 703-302-1503
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@focr.org
      Home page: http://www.focr.org
    • Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center
      McLean Hospital
      Belmont MA 02478
      Phone #: 617-855-2400
      800 #: 800-272-4622
      e-mail: btrc@mclean.org
      Home page: http://www.brainbank.mclean.org
    • Lance Armstrong Foundation
      PO Box 161550
      Austin TX 78716-1150
      Phone #: 512-236-8820
      800 #: 866-235-7205
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.livestrong.org
    • National Brain Tumor Society
      124 Watertown Street, Suite 2D
      Watertown MA 02472
      Phone #: 617-924-9997
      800 #: (80-0) -770-8287
      e-mail: info@braintumor.org
      Home page: http://www.braintumor.org
    • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
      31 Center Drive
      Bethesda MD 20892-2540
      Phone #: 301-496-5751
      800 #: 800-352-9424
      e-mail: braininfo@ninds.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/
    • Wellness Community
      919 18th Street N.W.
      Washington DC 20006
      Phone #: 202-659-9709
      800 #: 888-793-9355
      e-mail: help@thewellnesscommunity.org
      Home page: http://www.thewellnesscommunity.org



    For a Complete Report

    This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. ? (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be obtained for a small fee by visiting the NORD website. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational treatments (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, see http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdblist.html