Incidence patterns of central nervous system germ cell tumors: a SEER Study.

@article{Goodwin2009IncidencePO,
  title={Incidence patterns of central nervous system germ cell tumors: a SEER Study.},
  author={Tress L Goodwin and Kristin Lynn Sainani and Paul G Fisher},
  journal={Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={31 8},
  pages={541-4}
}
BACKGROUND Incidence patterns of central nervous system (CNS) germ cell tumors (GCTs) have been reported, but the influence of underlying host risk factors has not been rigorously explored. We aimed to determine in a large, population-based cancer registry how age, sex, and race, influence the occurrence of CNS GCTs in the pediatric population. METHODS Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results registry, we identified cases of histologically confirmed GCTs in children, adolescents… CONTINUE READING

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