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Assessment of disease status and surveillance after treatment in patients with primary brain tumors

Patrick Y Wen, MD
Section Editor
Jay S Loeffler, MD
Deputy Editor
April F Eichler, MD, MPH


For patients with primary brain tumors, appropriate management requires a determination of whether a patient is responding to therapy or is progressing. The integration of improvements in neuroimaging (MRI, CT, newer techniques) provides valuable information, but significant issues remain.

Developments in response criteria for both high-grade and low-grade gliomas are reviewed here. The management of these tumors is discussed separately:

(See "Clinical manifestations and initial surgical approach to patients with high-grade gliomas".)

(See "Initial postoperative therapy for glioblastoma and anaplastic astrocytoma".)

(See "Adjuvant radiation therapy for high-grade gliomas".)


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