The First Gliomatosis Cerebri Conference
The Conference was organized and supported by several GC foundations from Europe and North America on March 26–27, 2015, Paris, France. It gathered researchers and expert physicians from centers dedicated to pediatric and adult neuro-oncology.
Discussions included clinical, radiologic and morphologic diagnostic
criteria (with emphasis to diagnostic procedures and tissue manipulation), pediatric therapeutic recommendations, and relevant collaborative preclinical projects in order to set the background for future translational and clinical research projects
Gliomatosis Cerebri (GC) is a universally fatal extensive and diffuse infiltration of brain parenchyma by a glial tumor. Many aspects of this phenomenon remain unknown. To address this lack of information, the First International Gliomatosis Cerebri Group Meeting worked with the following goals:
1. Refine the clinical and radiologic diagnostic criteria for GC
2. Suggest appropriate diagnostic procedures
3. Standardize tissue manipulation for histologic and molecular characterization
4. Prioritize relevant preclinical projects.
Also, general treatment recommendations were outlined for the pediatric population. Importantly, this meeting was the starting point for meaningful collaborative international research projects.
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