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Book Chapter

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This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

1.6 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, Cell biology,, Biochemistry and molecular biology, Immunology, Neuroscience

Publication Details

Gene Therapy for Neurological Disorders Chapter 13 ISBN-10 : 0-8247-2847-5( Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0-8247-2847-2(Hardcover)

Abstract

In the United States, approximately 17,000 people per year are diagnosed with brain tumors, the leading cause of death from cancers in children ages 1-15 year (1,2). Gliomas are the most prevalent type of brain tumors in adults, affecting 3.2/100,000 persons/yr in the United States (www.CBTRUS.org). In spite of advances in surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy, the mean survival time of patients post-diagnosis remains approximately 9-12 months.

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