About The Disease
Gliomatosis Cerebri Cells
Gliomatosis Cerebri (GC) is an extremely rare brain cancer for which there are no treatments and no clinical trials at the moment. It is a very aggressive strain of brain cancer that typically affects children, teenagers and young adults. It does not manifest itself as a lump, but instead is like a spider's web of cancer threads that spread deep into the brain, making it impossible to remove surgically, or to treat with radiation.
The tumour originates in the glia, the cells of the connective tissue of the brain, from where it spreads very rapidly to other parts of the brain.
The prognosis for the disease is poor and has remained the same since the past few decades, as the disease is fatal even now.