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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Fahimeh Shojaei, M.D.

Overview

The mainstay of treatment for low grade astrocytoma is wait and see approach, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Treatment for anaplastic astrocytoma is radiotherapy with adjunctive chemotherapy, radiotherapy alone and chemotherapy alone. Treatment for glioblastoma multiform is chemotherapy and radiotherapy, Bevacizumab, alternating electric fields and Carmustine polymer wafers.

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  • Post surgical medical therapy is recommended in all patients with astrocytoma tumor.

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