NCI Definition: A WHO grade III neuroepithelial neoplasm composed of neoplastic, mature ganglion cells and anaplastic glial cells. The anaplastic changes in the glial component and high MIB-1 and TP53 labeling indices may indicate aggressive behavior. However, the correlation of histological anaplasia with clinical outcome is inconsistent. (Adapted from WHO) [1]

Anaplastic gangliogliomas most frequently harbor alterations in BRAF, KMT2A, ERCC2, CARD11, and ZMIZ1 [2].

Most Commonly Altered Genes in Anaplastic Ganglioglioma

BRAF V600E, BRAF Mutation, BRAF Exon 15 Mutation, BRAF Codon 600 Missense, and KMT2A Mutation are the most common alterations in anaplastic ganglioglioma [2].

Top Alterations in Anaplastic Ganglioglioma

Significant Genes in Anaplastic Ganglioglioma


Disease Details

Neuronal and Mixed Neuronal-Glial Tumors
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Anaplastic Ganglioglioma
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1. National Cancer Institute. NCI Thesaurus Version 18.11d. https://ncit.nci.nih.gov/ncitbrowser/ [2018-08-28]. [2018-09-21].

2. The AACR Project GENIE Consortium. AACR Project GENIE: powering precision medicine through an international consortium. Cancer Discovery. 2017;7(8):818-831. Dataset Version 8. This dataset does not represent the totality of the genetic landscape; see paper for more information.

3. All assertions and clinical trial landscape data are curated from primary sources. You can read more about the curation process here.