Central Nervous System

  • Yao Yu
  • Steve E. Braunstein
  • Daphne A. Haas-Kogan
  • Jean L. NakamuraEmail author


This chapter will discuss malignant gliomas, low-grade gliomas, CNS lymphomas, ependymomas, choroid plexus tumors, pediatric gliomas, craniopharyngiomas, pineal tumors, medulloblastomas, meningiomas, acoustic neuromas, pituitary tumors, primary spinal cord tumors, arteriovenous malformations, and trigeminal neuralgia. Brain metastases will be discussed in the palliative care chapter.


Malignant gliomas Low-grade gliomas CNS lymphomas Ependymomas Choroid plexus tumors Pediatric gliomas Craniopharyngiomas Pineal tumors Medulloblastomas Meningiomas Acoustic neuromas Pituitary tumors Primary spinal cord tumors Arteriovenous malformations Trigeminal neuralgia 



We thank Charlotte Dai Kubicky MD, PhD, Linda W. Chan MD, Stuart Y. Tsuji MD, PhD, and David A. Larson MD, PhD for their work on the prior edition of this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yao Yu
    • 1
  • Steve E. Braunstein
    • 2
  • Daphne A. Haas-Kogan
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  • Jean L. Nakamura
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Radiation Oncology, University of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  3. 3.Department of Radiation OncologyBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA
  4. 4.Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteBostonUSA
  5. 5.Boston Children’s HospitalBostonUSA
  6. 6.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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