Español
Questions About Cancer? 1-800-4-CANCER
  • Print
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Pinterest

NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


central nervous system primitive neuroectodermal tumor  listen  (SEN-trul NER-vus SIS-tem PRIH-muh-tiv NOOR-oh-EK-toh-DER-mul TOO-mer)

  A type of cancer that arises from a particular type of cell within the brain or spinal cord. Also called CNS PNET.