NEUROSURGERY

Sarcoma Patient Advocacy: Hope and Help

Feb 21, 2019 by in NEUROSURGERY Comments Off on Sarcoma Patient Advocacy: Hope and Help

Abstract Patient advocacy is the endeavor where laypeople advocate for patients, survivors, and caregivers inside the healthcare ecosystem. Patient advocates take on many roles in support of their patient community….

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The Chordoma Foundation

Feb 21, 2019 by in NEUROSURGERY Comments Off on The Chordoma Foundation

Abstract The Chordoma Foundation (CF) is a global nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of those affected by chordoma and lead the search for a cure. The…

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Prognosis, Survival, and Surveillance

Feb 21, 2019 by in NEUROSURGERY Comments Off on Prognosis, Survival, and Surveillance

Abstract Chordomas and chondrosarcomas are rare, typically slow-growing tumors; although individual patients can experience a considerably varied disease course. Understanding key prognostic factors can be a critical element in counseling…

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Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas in Children

Feb 21, 2019 by in NEUROSURGERY Comments Off on Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas in Children

Abstract Chordomas and chondrosarcomas are rare tumors in children, even more so than in adults. Pediatric chordomas predominantly occur in the head and neck. In children, chondrosarcomas occur more frequently…

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Proton Therapy for Spinal Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas

Feb 21, 2019 by in NEUROSURGERY Comments Off on Proton Therapy for Spinal Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas

Abstract Background: Negative surgical margins are uncommon for skull base, spinal/paraspinal sarcomas. As such, preoperative and/or postoperative radiation therapy is often recommended to improve local control (LC). Surgical resection achieving…

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