Brain Cancer: Evidence-Based Neuroimaging

  • Soonmee Cha
Reference work entry
Part of the Evidence-Based Imaging book series (Evidence-Based Imag.)


The term brain cancer, more commonly referred to as brain tumor, is used here to describe all primary and secondary neoplasms of the brain and its covering, including the leptomeninges, dura, skull, and scalp. Brain cancer is comprised of a variety of central nervous system tumors with a wide range of histopathology, molecular/genetic profile, clinical spectrum, treatment possibilities, and patient prognosis and outcome. The pathophysiology of brain cancer is complex and dependent on various factors, such as histology, molecular and chromosomal aberration, tumor-related protein expression, primary versus secondary origin, and host factors [1–4].


Brain Metastasis Brain Cancer Central Nervous System Tumor Malignant Brain Tumor Radiation Necrosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology and Biomedical ImagingUniversity of California San Francisco Medical CenterSan FranciscoUSA

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