DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for astrocytoma

Astrocytoma [DOID:3069]

Astrocytomas are a type of neoplasm of the brain. They originate in a particular kind of glial-cells, star-shaped brain cells in the cerebrum called astrocytes. This type of tumor does not usually spread outside the brain and spinal cord and it does not usually affect other organs. Astrocytomas are the most common glioma and can occur in most parts of the brain and occasionally in the spinal cord. Within the astrocytomas, there are two broad classes recognized in literature, those with:

Synonyms:  astrocytoma,  DOID:3069,  Astrocytic tumor,  astrocytoma of Cerebrum,  astrocytoma of brain (disorder) ...