Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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Maidment, S. L. and Pilkington, G. 2001. Brain Cancers. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
The cells of the brain give rise to a variety of tumour types, foremost among them being the gliomas, a group of invasive and life-threatening tumours whose incidence has increased since the 1960s. Despite this, the causes of brain tumours remain largely unknown and current cancer therapies serve mainly as a control rather than as a cure for this group of lesions.
- tumour suppressor genes