Epidemiology of Brain Tumors

  • Randa El-Zein
  • Melissa Bondy
  • Margaret Wrensch
Part of the Contemporary Cancer Research book series (CCR)


Brain cancer accounts for approx 1.4% of all cancers and 2.3% of all cancer-related deaths. The incidence of primary cerebral malignancies varies between 4 and 10/100,000 in the general population. This incidence tends to increase with age (4/100,000 up to the age of 12 yr; 6/100,000 up to the age of 35 yr; 18/100,000 up to the age of 55 yr; 70/100,000 up to the age of 75 yr).


Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Basal Cell Carcinoma Tuberous Sclerosis Primary Brain Tumor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Randa El-Zein
    • 1
  • Melissa Bondy
    • 1
  • Margaret Wrensch
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EpidemiologyThe University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterHouston
  2. 2.Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaSan Francisco

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