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Oligodendrogliomas, while a relatively rare brain tumor whose incidence represents only about 6% of gliomas, are experiencing a diagnosis rate of about 1,150 patients a year, in the United States alone. Initial diagnosis has two peak age ranges, 6-12 years old and 35-44 years old. However, only about 5% of diagnoses occur in patients 19 years old or younger.
Critical research is required to deliver oligodendroglioma patients with therapies that are more effective, further extend their lives, and offer the ability to eradicate or control their tumors indefinitely. These targeted therapies offer great promise against brain tumors. But in order to make effective targeted therapies a reality against oligodendroglioma it is essential to identify and better understand the molecular drivers of tumor genesis and maintenance, as well as tumor resistance.
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