Brain cancer

Randa El-Zein, Yuri Minn, Margaret Wrensch, Melissa L. Bondy

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCancer Risk Assessment
PublisherCRC Press
Pages647-670
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9780849398544
ISBN (Print)0824729846, 9780824729844
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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