The role of progesterone receptors in meningioma

  • Steven M. Grunberg
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 58)


The recognition, description, and investigation of the role of hormone receptors, particularly progesterone receptors, in the growth of meningioma and the potential value of this information in the treatment of meningioma demonstrate a particularly rewarding interaction between the oncologist, the epidemiologist, the pathologist, the endocrinologist, and the neurosurgeon.Associations first described in case reports led to epidemiologic studies that confirmed these clinical impressions. Analysis of meningiomas by hormone receptor assay suggested a mechanism responsible for the clinical observations.These hormone receptor assays have recently been confirmed, in turn, by immunohistochemical studies. Appreciation of this mechanism has now resulted in clinical trials of hormonal manipulation for the control of unresectable meningioma.


Estrogen Receptor Androgen Receptor Progesterone Receptor Medroxyprogesterone Acetate Meningioma Cell 
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