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Clues to the Etiology of Childhood Brain Cancer: N-Nitroso Compounds, Polyomaviruses, and Other Factors of Interest

Citation

Gurney, James G.; Smith, Malcolm A.; Olshan, Andrew F.; Hecht, Stephen S.; & Kasum, Christine M. (2001). Clues to the Etiology of Childhood Brain Cancer: N-Nitroso Compounds, Polyomaviruses, and Other Factors of Interest. Cancer Investigation, 19(6), 630-40.

Abstract

Central nervous system (CNS) neoplasms comprise a heterogeneous group of malignancies and nonmalignancies that occur primarily in the brain, but also in other intracranial and intraspinal sites (1,2). Differences in biological characteristics, clinical presentation, and distribution of CNS tumors by morphology, grade, and location within the brain (3,4) suggest that etiology and progression are different for children than for adults. Regardless of age at diagnosis, however, etiology of CNS cancer remains largely undetermined.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1081/cnv-100104291

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Cancer Investigation

Author(s)

Gurney, James G.
Smith, Malcolm A.
Olshan, Andrew F.
Hecht, Stephen S.
Kasum, Christine M.

Year Published

2001

Volume Number

19

Issue Number

6

Pages

630-40

Reference ID

1826