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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

May 17, 2018

The year 2016 marked the transition in an era of neuro-oncology from histologic-based diagnoses of primary brain tumors to a molecular and genetic classification system. Drs. Jorg Dietrich (neuro-oncology) and Brian Nahed (neurosurgery) of Massachusetts General Hospital discuss what the reclassification of primary glial neoplasms means for their patients.

Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Lee Rosevere, Ian Sutherland, and Lovira. Voiceover by Erika Mejia. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision making.


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