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Cancer of the Brain and Nervous System

Brain cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in the brain and central nervous system including the spinal cord, meninges, and cranial nerves. Little is known about the causes of cancers of the brain and other parts of the central nervous system. Several studies of environmental risk factors have presented inconsistent and inconclusive results. Read more about brain and central nervous system cancers.

Measures are presented as either annual data at the state level or as five year aggregate data at the county level. Cancer of the Brain and Nervous System measures are also featured under Childhood Cancer.

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