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Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors Incidence

Facts about primitive neuroectodermal tumors:

  • Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET) account for about one quarter of brain tumors in children.
  • About 8 out of 1 million children in the US develop PNET each year.
  • The average age of onset is 14 years.

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Last Updated: Jun 30, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors References
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