IDH-mutant gliomas metabolic characterization and novel MR tools towards in vivo assessments

T. Peeters

Promotor: A. Heerschap
Copromotor: T. Scheenen, W. Leenders
Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
November 25, 2019

Abstract

Last year in the Netherlands, 1.1 % of all detected tumors were related to the central nervous system. Even though this number appears to be low, brain tumors are ranked 6th in the list of all cancer mortality rates. Especially for gliomas, which are the largest group of tumors in the brain, prognosis is very poor and in most cases treatment is only extending life span with a couple of months.

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