Oligodendroglioma is a primary central nervous system (CNS) tumor. This means it begins in the brain or spinal cord.
Oligodendrogliomas are grouped in two grades based on their characteristics.
- Grade II oligodendrogliomas are low grade tumors. This means the tumor cells grow slowly and invade nearby normal tissue. In many cases, they form years before being diagnosed as no symptoms appear.
- Grade III oligodendrogliomas are malignant (cancerous). This means they are fast-growing tumors. They are called anaplastic oligodendriogliomas
Oligodendrogliomas occur most often in people between the ages of 35 and 44, but can occur at any age. Oligodendrogliomas occur more often in males and are rare in children. They are most common in white and non-hispanic people.
Available CBTN Biospecimens
participants with flash-frozen tissue available
participants with match blood
participants with match parental specimens
participants with cerebral spinal fluid
Available CBTN Pre-clinical Models
genomically characterized cell lines with data available
genomically characterized pdx with data available
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Genomic Analysis of Oligodendrogilomas Across the Pediatrics, Adolescents and Adults
Oligodendroglioma is a rare brain cancer that has been hard to study due to a lack of available biospecimens. The Children’s Brain Tumor Network will provide researchers with the rare specimens necessary to generate deeper understanding of this malignant tumor.