What’s the difference between a glioma, a glioblastoma, and an astrocytoma? Gliomas are tumors that arise from the brain tissue. Astrocytomas are a common subtype of gliomas and glioblastomas are the most common (and aggressive) subtype of astrocytomas.
How experienced is the Barrow team in treating gliomas, glioblastomas, and astrocytomas?
As the busiest operative brain tumor program in the United States, we operate on over 600 patients with gliomas, glioblastomas, or astrocytomas every year.
What are the most common types of treatments for gliomas, glioblastomas, and astrocytomas?
Typically, these tumors are first treated with maximal surgical removal, followed by a combination of chemotherapy and radiation therapy for six weeks. Because each patient is different, our approach is always tailored to the individual and often includes comprehensive genetic testing.