Brain Tumors

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Stem cells might cause brain tumors  -  Oct 23, 2006
msnbc.comWASHINGTON - Injecting human embryonic stem cells into the brains of Parkinson's disease patients may cause tumors to form, US researchers reported Sunday. ...

Study: 1 in 60 older people might have brain tumors  -  Oct 31, 2007
USA TODAY - USA TodayATLANTA (AP) — One in 60 older people may be walking around with benign brain tumors and don't know it. Even more may have bulging blood vessels in the head ...

No Increase in Brain Tumors Seen From Cell Phones  -  Dec 3, 2009
Yahoo! NewsBy Steven Reinberg. THURSDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Whether cell phones cause brain cancer has been a subject of ongoing debate, but a new study ...

Battling a Deadly Foe - Treatments for Brain Tumors like Ted Kennedy's  -  May 20, 2008
$2.95 - Newsweek - NewsBankSen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, 76, has been diagnosed with a malignant glioma, a type of brain tumor that's rare and aggressive and has frighteningly ...

Therapy targets brain tumors  -  Nov 9, 2005
USA TODAY - USA TodayBy Liz Szabo, USA TODAY. Doctors have found a way to personalize cancer therapy for patients with a type of brain tumor called glioblastoma. ...

Common virus may help doctors treat deadly brain tumors  -  Oct 23, 2007
HinduDURHAM, NC: A common human virus may prove useful in attacking the deadliest form of brain tumors, according to a study by researchers at Duke's Preston ...

Special MRI Spots When Brain Tumors Turn Deadly  -  Mar 27, 2008
Washington PostBy Carolyn Colwell. THURSDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- A sophisticated imaging technique can detect the changes in blood flow in the brain that often ...

Mutations lead to deadly brain tumors: study  -  Feb 18, 2009
Reuters UKBy Gene Emery. BOSTON (Reuters) - Doctors have identified two genetic mutations that control the growth and development of malignant gliomas, a particularly ...

Cancer Drug Avastin Fights Brain Tumors  -  Feb 20, 2007
Washington PostTUESDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- The cancer drug Avastin (bevacizumab) appears able to slow the growth of the most common and deadly form of brain ...

More Younger Siblings Might Bring Bigger Risk of Brain Tumors  -  Dec 12, 2006
ABC NewsBy SAMI BÉG, MD,. Being part of a large family is never easy. The more siblings you have, the more you have to deal with. Your risk of brain tumors could be ...

Rethinking the war on brain tumors - JAMA editorial finds treatments...  -  Feb 2, 2005
Pay-Per-View - Star-Ledger - Factiva, from Dow JonesDoctors writing in a leading medical journal describe advances in the treatment of brain tumors as "negligible" and call for radical changes in researching ...

Brain Tumor - Children Background - Brain Tumor - Children Health …  -  Jun 10, 2008
New York TimesCancerous brain tumors are further classified as either primary or ... Benign Brain Tumors . Benign tumors represent half of all primary brain tumors. ...

Small Blood Vessels Linked to Brain Tumors  -  Jan 16, 2007
Washington PostTUESDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Small blood vessels associated with brain tumors create a nurturing environment for self-renewing cancer stem cells, ...

Brain Tumor - Primary - Adults  -  Oct 28, 2009
New York TimesCancerous brain tumors are further classified as either primary or ... Benign Brain Tumors . Benign tumors represent half of all primary brain tumors. ...

Cell Phones: No Link to Brain Tumors  -  Jan 20, 2006
FOXNewsBy Salynn Boyles. Do cell phones cause brain tumors? The question has been asked since the phones first arrived on the scene, and now one of the largest ...

Cellphone Users Risk Brain Tumors: Study  -  Oct 24, 2009
InformationWeekLong-term cell phone users face a higher risk of developing brain tumors later in life, researchers in Britain warn. By United Press International ...

Gene Research Gives Clues to Childhood Brain Tumors  -  Feb 14, 2007
Washington PostWEDNESDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic clues that reveal a brain cell's origins remain distinct even after the cell becomes a brain tumor, ...

Brain tumors still rare; cellphone link is unproven  -  May 26, 2008
Boston GlobeSenator Edward M. Kennedy's recent diagnosis with malignant glioma, a rare brain cancer that is usually rapidly fatal, is renewing questions about whether ...

Cell Phone-Brain Tumor Link Still Inconclusive  -  Apr 11, 2005
FOXNewsCell phones don't cause brain tumors, as far as scientists can tell at this point, ... No association was seen between cell phone use and brain tumors. ...

New Drug May Slow Breast Cancer  -  Jun 3, 2006
CBS NewsEach year, 150000 Americans are diagnosed with metastatic brain tumors — cancer that ... Metastatic brain tumors show up in about 40 percent of lung cancer ...

Drug Shrinks Some Brain Tumors  -  May 22, 2007
Washington PostTUESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- When used as primary chemotherapy after surgery, the drug temozolomide appears to help shrink some cancerous brain ...

Delivering Chemo Directly Into Brain Tumors Shows Promise  -  May 4, 2009
ForbesMONDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- Using a catheter to deliver chemotherapy drugs directly into a deadly type of brain tumor is showing promise in early ...

New hope against brain tumors  -  Mar 9, 2005
USA TODAY - USA TodayBy Liz Szabo, USA TODAY. Three studies in today's New England Journal of Medicine report progress in treating brain tumors. In a study from Germany, ...

Concerns Grow That Cell Phone Use Could Spur Brain Tumors  -  Jul 24, 2008
KLAS-TVCell phone use could promote the development of brain tumors -- according to concerns expressed by the University of Pittsburgh, Cancer Institute. ...

Epidemiological study finds no link between cell phones and brain...  -  Jan 20, 2006
Ars TechnicaAll of the participants were told that the study concerned risk factors for brain tumors, with no specific mention of cell phones. ...

Several diseases form deadly brain cancer: study  -  Jan 19, 2010
Yahoo! NewsIn identifying the separate subtypes of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain tumors, the US research team found that each one may form in different types of ...

Drug Shrinks Some Brain Tumors  -  May 21, 2007
ABC NewsBy Robert Preidt. TUESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- When used as primary chemotherapy after surgery, the drug temozolomide appears to help shrink some ...

Cancer drugs treat aggressive childhood brain tumors  -  Jan 7, 2010
Tehran TimesAggressive childhood brain tumors could be treatable with a novel combination of two existing cancer drugs, a study suggests. ...

AstraZeneca drug may help brain tumors - study  -  Mar 30, 2009
ForbesWASHINGTON, March 30 (Reuters) - AstraZeneca Plc's cancer pill Recentin, developed to be a rival to the blockbuster Avastin, may help fight the deadly ...

Moms' Vitamins Cuts Kids' Brain Tumors  -  Sep 22, 2006
WebMDBy Miranda Hitti. Sept. 22, 2006 -- Women who take multivitamins before and during pregnancy may be less likely to have children who develop brain tumors by ...

Chat transcript: Dr. Andrew Norden answers questions about brain...  -  May 21, 2008
Boston GlobeHe answered questions about brain tumors in the wake of the news that Senator Edward M. Kennedy ... I'll be chatting for the next hour about brain tumors. ...

Origins of brain tumors—a disease of stem cells?  -  Jul 28, 2005
Nature.comBrain cancer is one of the most devastating CNS pathologies. The majority of adult CNS tumors are glial and classified as astrocytic, oligodendrocytic or ...

Two-Drug Combo Fights Brain Tumors  -  Oct 18, 2007
ABC NewsBy Robert Preidt. FRIDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of the drug bevacizumab (brand name Avastin) and the standard chemotherapy agent ...

Chemo Alone Effective in Treating Kids' Brain Tumors  -  Oct 10, 2008
Washington PostFRIDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Using chemotherapy alone, and delaying or avoiding radiation altogether, may be effective in treating children with ...

Antihistamine Use Tied to Brain Tumors  -  Apr 4, 2006
WebMDBy Charlene Laino. April 4, 2006 (Washington) -- Taking antihistamines may raise the risk of developing certain types of brain cancer, a new study shows. ...

Drug Improves Survival in Mice With Brain Tumors  -  Apr 1, 2009
ForbesTHURSDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Anti-angiogenesis drugs reduce edema (swelling of brain tissue) caused by deadly brain tumors called glioblastomas, ...

… imaging of biomarkers improve clinical grading of pediatric brain...  -  Mar 30, 2005
Nature.comLocation of pediatric brain tumors adjacent to important structures can frequently complicate diagnostic biopsy. Few biological markers have been identified ...

Brain Tumors - Health News Story - WXII The Triad  -  May 22, 2008
WXII12.comBY CHRIS MCGAUGHEY, HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE. Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy, an elder statesman of US liberal politics and brother of slain President John ...

Video: Groundbreaking Project Launched to Improve Brain Cancer …  -  Oct 22, 2009
Forbes..."We hope this project will increase our understanding of brain tumors which, in turn, can lead to improved diagnostics and treatments. ...

Outcomes: Family Size Tied to Brain Tumors, Study Suggests  -  Dec 26, 2006
New York TimesBy NICHOLAS BAKALAR. The more siblings you have, the more likely you may be to develop a brain tumor, a new study reports. Researchers writing in the Dec. ...

California and the West; Drug could slow brain tumors  -  Feb 21, 2007
Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest ArchiverGenentech Inc.'s Avastin, used to treat colorectal and lung cancers, can slow the growth of incurable brain tumors, a study found. ...

UCSF surgeon changes study of brain tumors  -  Oct 5, 2008
San Francisco ChronicleFrancis Gates (seated), 81 years old, being helped by partner Charles Stewart as he prepares to go to his yard in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, ...

Article: A Weekly Shot of News and Notes - The Washington Post | …  -  Apr 19, 2005
Pay-Per-View - Washington Post - HighBeam ResearchA definitive conclusion about brain tumors and cell phone use must await ... Just as we ... that the link between cell phone use and brain tumors was just ...

Brain Tumor Funders' Collaborative Announces 11 New Grants  -  Jan 20, 2010
ForbesBecause brain tumors affect neural and cognitive functions, both the disease and its treatment have a high incidence of disability. ...

New Technique Allows Surgeons to Remove Brain Tumors Through Nose  -  Oct 29, 2009
FOXNewsSurgeons in Britain are successfully removing brain tumors by putting an endoscope through the patient's nose, London's Daily Mail reported. ...

Finding Points to Possible Blood Test for Brain Tumors  -  Nov 17, 2008
Washington PostBy Jeffrey Perkel. MONDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have stumbled across a novel mechanism by which brain tumors model their environment to ...

A reason to bless those sneezes.  -  Apr 3, 2006
Free with registration - Houston Chronicle - AccessMyLibrary.comBrain tumors account for one in every 100 cancers diagnosed annually in the US About 17000 people -- or 15 to 20 of every 100000 -- are diagnosed with brain ...

Two more Acreage children diagnosed with brain tumors  -  Dec 15, 2009
MiamiHerald.comBy MITRA MALEK. Two more children who have lived in The Acreage have been diagnosed with brain tumors in the past few weeks. ...

Danger: Facts ahead  -  Jan 8, 2010
FOXBusinessThe opinion of the National Cancer Institute is that " Several studies have investigated the risk of developing ... brain tumors [and the] results from the ...

Drug combo may help treat brain tumors  -  Oct 19, 2007
UPI.comDURHAM, Va., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Brain cancer patients a deadly tumor known as glioblastoma multiforme, GBM, may survive longer with a drug that chokes off a ...

Lawsuit wants employees monitored for cancer  -  Aug 18, 2005
msnbc.comPHILADELPHIA - Thousands of employees at a chemical company should be tested for brain tumors because of a high number of deadly cases among workers at a ...

Therapy uses immune system to fight brain tumors  -  Apr 29, 2008
Reuters IndiaBy Julie Steenhuysen. CHICAGO (Reuters) - US researchers are targeting a deadly brain cancer by taking aim at a common virus active in most people with ...

… stem cells may be at the root of brain tumors, says Eurekalert...  -  Dec 23, 2007
HinduNEW YORK: Stem cells -- popularly known as a source of biological rejuvenation -- may play harmful roles in the body, specifically in the growth and spread ...

Robotic Surgeon Reprogrammed to Attack Moving Tumors  -  Jul 25, 2006
FOXNewsAlready deft at attacking brain tumors, CyberKnife received a computer software ... Brain tumors provide a nice steady target, but a cancerous growth in the ...

Drug treats brain tumors by cutting edema  -  Mar 30, 2009
UPI.comBOSTON, March 30 (UPI) -- US medical researchers say the positive effects of anti-angiogenesis drugs in treating brain tumors appears to result from edema ...

Chasing down brain tumor wildfires  -  Jun 4, 2008
Boston GlobeBrain tumors, as much as any other malignancy, are adept at engineering their spread by sprouting blood vessels, a process called angiogenesis that was ...

New data confirms Acreage cancer cluster; health officials puzzled on...  -  Feb 1, 2010
Palm Beach PostTwo more children were diagnosed with brain tumors in late 2009, stoking residents' fears that the cluster will keep growing. ...

Hong Kong denies link with tumors, cell phones  -  May 18, 2005
The StandardHardell studied 1429 people with malignant and benign brain tumors and 1470 healthy ``controls'' living in the center of Sweden. Both groups were questioned ...

… thermal system helps doctors treat brain tumors: Company that...  -  May 14, 2009
MLive.comBy Anne Holcomb | Special to the Kalamazoo ... Courtesy of Monteris Medical Inc.The AutoLITT (Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy) system from Monteris ...

Scorpion toxin used to sting brain tumors | Article from The Record (...  -  Jul 30, 2006
Pay-Per-View - The Record - HighBeam ResearchScorpion toxin used to sting brain tumors ... find The Record (Bergen County, NJ) articles. TINA HESMAN SAEY, ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH The Record (Bergen ...

Surgeon changes study of brain tumors  -  Oct 6, 2008
San Francisco ChronicleCharles Stewart helps Francis Gates (seated) whose brain tumor was removed by Dr. Charles Cobbs. (10-05) 17:34 PDT — 2008-10-05 17:34:00 PDT -- As a young ...

… minimally invasive technique to remove brain tumors via the...  -  Oct 19, 2005
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Google News Archive...approach cannot reach all brain tumors Only about 30 percent form along the base of the skull where they are most accessible through the nose, ...

Raising the Odds for Kids Who Survive Brain Tumors  -  Jul 17, 2007
ABC NewsBy JOSEPH BROWNSTEIN. Growing up in Red Bank, NJ, Lucy Smith was an avid gymnast who excelled in school, going directly from first grade into third. ...

Gene Variant Raises Risk for Brain Cancer at Young Age  -  Jan 26, 2009
ABC NewsThey studied 254 people with malignant brain tumors and 238 people with no cancers. ... The US National Cancer Institute has more about brain tumors. ...

Brain tumor  -  May 15, 2008
CNNMany different types of brain tumors exist. Some brain tumors are noncancerous (benign), ... Brain tumors can begin in your brain (primary brain tumors), ...

Cuban Biopharmaceutical for survival of children with brain tumors  -  Oct 5, 2005
Granma InternacionalBY LILLIAM RIERA - Granma International staff writer? ? UP to 15 months of survival without significant side effects has been achieved in children suffering ...

… approves software to help treat brain tumors - The Milwaukee...  -  Jul 11, 2006
Pay-Per-View - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - HighBeam ResearchFDA approves software to help treat brain tumors ... find The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel articles. A Wauwatosa company said Monday that it has received ...

Lawsuit blames tannery for Cameron brain tumors  -  Apr 22, 2009
$2.95 - Kansas City Star - NewsBankThe investigation into the cause of brain tumors near Cameron, Mo., took a new twist today when a lawsuit filed with the assistance of noted environmental ...

US researchers find molecule that targets brain tumors  -  Dec 30, 2008
央视国际WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 (Xinhua) -- US researchers reported on Monday the discovery of a molecule that targets glioblastoma, a highly deadly form of cancer. ...

Leonard Turner Has Brain Cancer. Will a New Treatment Save Him?  -  Jan 21, 2010
People MagazineThe device did not destroy adult malignant brain tumors, but is hoped to be ... Until then, doctors typically tackled brain tumors in kids with external ...

Stemming brain tumors, Scientists recreating deadly cancer in mice...  -  Aug 16, 2005
Pay-Per-View - Newsday - ProQuest ArchiverTexas researchers have recreated the most deadly form of brain cancer in the mouse and have discovered that the tumors originate in stem cells in one region ...

DEVICE USED ON BRAIN TUMORS WAS FAULTY ABOUT 70 PATIENTS …  -  Jun 15, 2007
Pay-Per-View - Seattle Post-Intelligencer - HighBeam ResearchDEVICE USED ON BRAIN TUMORS WAS FAULTY ABOUT 70 PATIENTS RECEIVED TREATMENT AT RENTON HOSPITAL.(News) ... find Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Seattle, ...

Therapy uses immune system to fight brain tumors  -  Dec 21, 2009
Canada.comCHICAGO (Reuters) - US researchers are targeting a deadly brain cancer by taking aim at a common virus active in most people with these tumors. ...

Impotence drugs help treat brain tumors - study  -  Jul 29, 2008
中国日报 - 中国日报WASHINGTON - Impotence drugs may help carry cancer-fighting drugs through the brain to treat malignant tumors, US researchers reported on Monday. ...

Cell Phone Use Not Linked to Cancer Risk  -  Dec 5, 2006
Consumer AffairsThe latest findings contradict the widely published analysis of two Swedish studies which reported an increased risk of brain tumors linked to use of ...

Brain tumors prompt town's lawsuits  -  Aug 27, 2008
UPI.comKANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Two class action lawsuits filed on behalf of residents of Cameron, Mo., allege an area plant caused a sudden outbreak of ...

Combo Therapy Shows Promise in Treating Brain Tumors  -  Jan 18, 2008
Washington PostFRIDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Implantation of radioactive seeds and chemotherapy wafers following surgery shows promise in treating malignant brain ...

Debate still raging over cell phone, tumor link  -  Jan 3, 2010
San Diego Union - Tribune - San Diego Union TribuneHalf of the participants had brain tumors; half did not. Field work for the study ended in ... Brain tumors can develop 30 to 40 years before detection. ...

Battling Brain Tumors  -  Jul 14, 2009
KEYCIn Health Watch: glio-blastoma brain tumors are aggressive and rapidly fatal.But new research on the genetics of the disease may lead to more effective ...

Tests show drug can shrink brain tumors, Medication may boost effects...  -  Jan 23, 2007
Pay-Per-View - Newsday - ProQuest ArchiverThe medicine reduced the size of aggressive brain tumors known as glioblastomas in more than half of the 16 patients studied, the research shows. ...

Kennedy's tumor was aggressive and deadly  -  Aug 26, 2009
msnbc.comBrain tumors can be diagnosed by a basic neurological exam, including tests for eye movement, vision, hearing and reflexes. Brain scans, either an MRI or CT ...

Benign brain tumors can cause a range of problems - but they're...  -  Nov 19, 2008
New York Daily NewsBY Katie Charles. Most benign brain tumors seem to 'strike out of the blue,' says Mount Sinai's Dr. Joshua Bederson. As professor and chairman of the ...

Riding to fight brain tumors  -  May 18, 2006
Boston GlobeBy Richard C. Lewis, Globe Correspondent | May 18, 2006. The parents of a 4-year-old Needham boy who has a rare brain tumor have organized a cycling benefit ...

… Sense: Three important things you should know about brain tumors  -  Oct 22, 2008
Jakarta PostBrain tumors are on the increase -- there is no doubt about it. ... First, brain tumors are more likely to develop in males; second, if there is a family ...

Brain tumors on the rise, but more treatments available  -  Jul 1, 2008
New York Daily NewsBY Katie Charles. Originally from Turin, Italy, Germano is a professor of neurosurgery and the director of Mount Sinai brain tumor program. ...

Brain Tumor - Primary - Adults - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment of...  -  Oct 14, 2009
New York TimesThis article focuses on primary brain tumors in adults. By DENISE GRADY ... Primary brain tumors include any tumor that starts in the brain. ...

… show novel device may enhance chemotherapy treatment in brain...  -  Nov 26, 2008
HinduNovoCure Ltd. presented results yesterday evaluating the Novo-TTF device in vitro and in a pilot clinical trial that showed the device enhanced the efficacy ...

Disconnecting Phones and Tumors  -  Apr 26, 2005
New York TimesA Danish survey of 427 people with brain tumors and 822 with no tumors found no ... In addition, in the patients who had brain tumors, there was no ...

Cellular phones and brain tumors  -  Nov 13, 2009
Inquirer.netBy Rafael Castillo, MD. MANILA, Philippines--An acquaintance was recently diagnosed to have a brain tumor. He is a sales manager who logs in at least an ...

A better way to find brain tumors  -  Nov 17, 2008
Boston GlobeCurrently, physicians treat patients with an aggressive form of brain cancer called glioblastoma by removing the tumor and prescribing radiation and ...

Family history of brain tumors linked to increased risk of brain...  -  Sep 22, 2008
Eureka! Science NewsPeople with a family history of cancerous brain tumors appear to be at higher risk of developing the same kind of tumors compared to people with no such ...

Radiation for Brain Tumors May Affect Cognition  -  Aug 10, 2009
U.S. News & World ReportFRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Even at low doses, radiation therapy for low-grade brain tumors can cause progressive decline in cognitive functioning, ...

… and a legal quandary: A debate on brain tumors, need for screenings...  -  Mar 6, 2007
Pay-Per-View - Philadelphia Inquirer - HighBeam ResearchA Pa. medical mystery and a legal quandary: A debate on brain tumors, need for screenings. ... find Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA) articles.

Cancer research center warns: Stay away from cell phones  -  Sep 24, 2009
Ha'aretzThe published research focuses on more than 5000 cases of brain tumors. The National Research Council in the US, which isn't participating in the Interphone ...

Family history of brain cancer indicates higher risk of brain tumors  -  Sep 28, 2008
Tehran TimesWASHINGTON (AFP) -- People with a family history of brain cancer have a significantly higher risk of developing the same type of tumors than individuals ...

Of cell phones and brain tumors  -  Sep 29, 2009
Manila BulletinBy EDUARDO GONZALES, MD. Q. Do cell phones really cause brain cancer? Do you think the Philippines will soon have an epidemic of brain cancer because ...

Childhood Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors Treatment (PDQ®)  -  Jan 16, 2009
WebMD4,5,6] For example, radiation therapy of pediatric brain tumors is very ... While more than 50% of children diagnosed with brain tumors will survive more ...

… Holds Promise For Improved Outcome In Patients With Brain Tumors  -  Apr 29, 2008
Medical News Today - Medical News Today (press release)Brain tumors are the most common solid cancer of childhood and are presently ... In adults, the number of primary and metastatic brain tumors is steadily ...

Study Suggests Link Between Cell Phones and Brain Tumors  -  Oct 13, 2009
U.S. News & World ReportBy Amanda Gardner. TUESDAY, Oct. 13 (HealthDay News) -- The latest study focusing on a possible cell phone-brain tumor connection finds a weak potential ...

Toxin may put sting on brain tumors | Article from Deseret News (Salt...  -  Jul 30, 2006
Pay-Per-View - Deseret News - HighBeam ResearchToxin may put sting on brain tumors ... find Deseret News (Salt Lake City) articles. ST. LOUIS -- The search for cancer cures can at times produce some ...



Background information on Brain Tumors [When available]

A brain tumor is any intracranial mass created by an abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells either normally found in the brain itself: neurons, glial cells (astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, ependymal cells), lymphatic tissue, blood vessels), in the cranial nerves (myelin producing cells Schwann cells), in the brain envelopes (meninges), skull, pituitary and pineal gland, or spread from cancers primarily located in other organs (metastatic tumors).

Primary (true) brain tumors are commonly located in the posterior cranial fossa in children and in the anterior two-thirds of the cerebral hemispheres in adults, although they can affect any part of the brain.

In the United States in the year 2000, it was estimated that there were 16,500 new cases of brain tumors, which accounted for 1.4% of all cancers, 2.4% of all cancer deaths, and 20%�25% of pediatric cancers. Ultimately, it is estimated that there are 13,000 deaths/year as a result of brain tumors.

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