Changes to This Summary (11/21/2012)
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Added Louis et al. as reference 2.
Revised text to state that for a full description of the classification of nervous system tumors and a link to the corresponding treatment summary for each type of brain tumor, refer to the PDQ summary on Childhood Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors Treatment Overview.
The Predictors of Outcome subsection was extensively revised.
Added Taylor et al. as reference 27.
Added text about the characteristics of Gorlin syndrome, including the associated mutations and diseases, predisposition to basal cell carcinomas, and the diagnostic features (cited Brugières et al. and Pastorino et al. as references 28 and 29, respectively).
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