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Nervous System

SUSAN PRESTON-MARTIN, MUNIR REEMA and CHAKRABARTI REEMA

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Third edition

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149616
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0062
Nervous System

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Malignant nervous system (NS) tumors account for 18,300 of new cancer diagnoses each year or 1.4% of all primary incident cancers and for 13,100 or 2.4% of annual cancer deaths. The vast majority of these tumors arise in the central nervous system (CNS), and for this site inclusion of benign tumors doubles the annual incidence. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of tumors in the central nervous system. Topics covered include classification, demographic patterns, environmental factors, host factors, and preventive measures.

Keywords: central nervous system; tumors; cancer risk; cancer epidemiology; cancer prevention; malignant nervous system

Chapter.  24717 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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