Brain cancer accounts for approximately 1.4% of all cancers and 2.3% of all cancer-related deaths. The dangerous aspect of these tumors is that they can interfere with normal brain function that is essential for life (1). The American Cancer Society estimates that 18,500 individuals will be diagnosed with malignant brain tumors in 2005, and 12,760 of them will die (1). Despite the high lethality and inescapable traumatic impact, brain tumors rarely metastasize outside the central nervous system.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Cancer Risk Assessment|
|Number of pages||24|
|ISBN (Print)||0824729846, 9780824729844|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)