Metabolic Therapy of Malignant Gliomas

  • James T. Robertson
  • E. Stanfield Rogers
  • W. L. Banks
  • Harold F. Young
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 12)


Malignant gliomas, in particularly glioblastoma multiforme, comprise 50% of all primary intracranial tumors affecting the cerebral hemispheres in adults [1]. These dreadful neoplasms have resisted all attempts at permanent cure by combinations of surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Of the malignant gliomas, clearly, the anaplastic astrocytoma Grade 3 and 4 (glioblastoma multiforme) have universally fatal outcomes. Surgical resection is limited to gross tumor removal to insure adequate decompression of the brain and, although some studies suggest extensive decompressions are followed by longer term survivals, tumor location within the brain prevents radical surgery as employed for cancer elsewhere.


Malignant Glioma Essential Amino Acid Glioblastoma Multiforme Anaplastic Astrocytoma Label Amino Acid 
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  • James T. Robertson
  • E. Stanfield Rogers
  • W. L. Banks
  • Harold F. Young

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