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EFFECTS: an expanded access program of everolimus for patients with subependymal giant cell astrocytoma associated with tuberous sclerosis complex

  • Andras Fogarasi1Email author,
  • Liesbeth De Waele2,
  • Gabriella Bartalini3,
  • Sergiusz Jozwiak4, 5,
  • Nicola Laforgia6,
  • Helene Verhelst7,
  • Borivoj Petrak8,
  • Jean-Michel Pedespan9,
  • Olaf Witt10,
  • Ramon Castellana11,
  • Stefania Crippa12,
  • Gabriella Gislimberti12 and
  • Zsuzsanna Gyorsok1, 13
BMC NeurologyBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:126

Received: 7 January 2016

Accepted: 2 August 2016

Published: 8 August 2016

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Original Submission
7 Jan 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
29 Sep 2015 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Bernard Zonnenberg
23 Nov 2015 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Darcy Krueger
11 Mar 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - John Lawson
11 Apr 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Deepti Dubey
2 Jun 2016 Author responded Author comments - Andras Fogarasi
Resubmission - Version 2
2 Jun 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
6 Jun 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Deepti Dubey
19 Jul 2016 Author responded Author comments - Andras Fogarasi
Resubmission - Version 3
19 Jul 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 3
2 Aug 2016 Editorially accepted
8 Aug 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12883-016-0658-4

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Authors’ Affiliations

Neurology Department, Bethesda Children’s Hospital, Budapest, Hungary
Gasthuisberg University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Pediatric Unit, University Hospital, Siena, Italy
Children’s Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland
Department of Pediatric Neurology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Neonatology and NICU Section, DIMO, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
Motol University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic
CHU Pellegrin–Hôpital des Enfants, Bordeaux, France
German Cancer Research Center and Section of Pediatric Brain Tumors, University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
Novartis Farmacéutica SA, Barcelona, Spain
Novartis Farma S.p.A., Origgio, Italy
National Institute of Neurosciences, Budapest, Hungary