Brain tumours — a quick scan

Michael B Barton
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (8): . || doi: 10.5694/mja11.10965
Published online: 17 October 2011

Brain tumours are the cause of the greatest loss of life-years per person from any cancer, but account for only 2% of all cancers. The first Australian Guidelines were published only in 2009. There is overwhelming consensus that brain tumours should be managed by a dedicated multidisciplinary team of neurosurgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, and nursing, social work rehabilitation and palliative care specialists.

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