New WHO Brain Tumor Classification May Drive Studies and Lead to Improvements in the Lives of Patients

In the first update since 2007, the World Health Organization (WHO) offers a new integrated classification of tumors of the central nervous system. The 2016 World Health Organization Classification of Tumors of the Central Nervous System uses molecular parameters in addition to histology to define many tumor entities, ushering in a new era of brain tumor diagnosis and treatment. The hope is that this revised classification will facilitate new studies and ultimately lead to improvements in the lives of patients with brain tumors.

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