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Brain Tumors

  • Franklin C. L. Wong
  • E. Edmund Kim

Abstract

In 2003, it is estimated that 18,300 new cases of primary brain and nervous system tumors will occur, with 13,100 deaths.1 Every year approximately 35,000 adult Americans develop primary or metastatic brain tumors.2 Central nervous system (CNS) tumors are the most prevalent solid tumors in children under 15 years of age, the second leading cancer-related cause of death after leukemia in children, and the third leading cancer-related cause of death in adolescents and adults between the ages of 15 and 35 years.2 The majority of intracranial tumors occur in patients over the age of 45 years, and evidence suggests that the incidence of malignant gliomas among the elderly is increasing.3

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Positron Emission Tomography Brain Tumor Standard Uptake Value Positron Emission Tomography Study Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma 
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  • E. Edmund Kim

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