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Brain tumors are among the most feared and difficult to treat. Incidence is increasing slightly but steadily with number of new cases recording 6,100 new diagnoses in 2020

Brain tumors are among the most feared and difficult to treat. Incidence is increasing slightly but steadily with a number of new cases recording 6,100 new diagnoses in 2020 and an incidence involving more women than men, even though the latter are the ones with the most aggressive forms of the disease. Unlike other types of tumors, even benign tumors can compromise important functions of the body. They are classified according to the cell of the nervous system from which they originate: let’s look at some of them.

Glioblastoma

Glioblastoma is the most common malignant brain tumor in adults, affecting approximately 1,500 people each year in Italy. The incidence is 4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which rises to 15 cases for the over-55s. It is one of the brain tumors for which there is no prevention, with a life expectancy of 15 months from diagnosis, even if it can last more than 5 years in 5% of cases, explains Giuseppe Lombardi, neurocology referent at the IOV in Padua. underlining that to date standard therapy dates back to 2005 and includes surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Glioma

Gliomas, on the other hand, arise mainly in childhood, with a peak between 5 and 10 years, and in our country there are several dozen cases per year. These are tumors that originate in the central nervous system and have an incidence of 5-6 cases per 100,000 adults per year in Italy (data from Aiom 2018). These are heterogeneous and aggressive neoplasms, for which there are few therapeutic areas.

Medulloblastoma

Medulloblastoma is a malignant tumor of the central nervous system that is most common in boys and girls. Recently, a research group from the University of Trento (Unitn), coordinated by Luca Tiberi, identified the brain cell from which it may arise.

meningioma

These are tumors that originate in the meninges and account for about 30% of central nervous system tumors. They are more common in old age and in women.

Source: TG 24 Sky

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