Central Nervous System Tumors

Central Nervous System Tumors is a topic covered in the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics.

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Epidemiology and Etiology

Brain and other central nervous system (CNS) tumors are estimated to be diagnosed in 23,880 patients in 2018. Ionizing radiation and familial cancer syndromes such as neurofibromatosis types 1 and 2, Li-Fraumeni syndrome, and Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome are known risk factors.

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