Descriptive epidemiology of malignant and nonmalignant primary spinal cord, spinal meninges, and cauda equina tumors, United States, 2004-2007.

@article{Duong2012DescriptiveEO,
  title={Descriptive epidemiology of malignant and nonmalignant primary spinal cord, spinal meninges, and cauda equina tumors, United States, 2004-2007.},
  author={Linh M. Duong and B J Mccarthy and Roger E McLendon and Therese A. Dolecek and Carol A Kruchko and Lawson L Douglas and Umed Ajani},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2012},
  volume={118 17},
  pages={
          4220-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Primary tumors of the spinal cord, spinal meninges, and cauda equina are relatively rare, and a paucity of population-based data exist on tumors in these sites. This study intends to augment the current literature by examining incidence of these tumors on a national level. METHODS Data from central cancer registries in the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) and Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) programs for 2004-2007 (covering 99.2% of US population) and… CONTINUE READING
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