Brain Tumor Types

Types of Brain Tumors

There are more than 120 different types of brain and CNS tumors. The tumors included in our directory reflect the statistically most common primary brain and CNS tumors according to data collected by the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS).

Acoustic Neuroma

Acoustic neuroma (also called vestibular schwannoma) is a benign, slow-growing tumor of the nerve of hearing (the 8th cranial nerve, also known as the acoustic

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PNET

PNET (primitive neuroectodermal tumor) is a name used for tumors which appear identical under the microscope to medulloblastoma, but occur primarily in the cerebrum. PNET

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Pituitary Tumors

The pituitary gland is involved in the production of several essential hormones. Tumors arising from the pituitary gland itself are called adenomas or carcinomas. Pituitary adenomas

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Pineal Tumors

These tumors originate from normal cells in the pineal gland. The pineal gland is located in the center of the brain and is involved in

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Oligodendroglioma

Oligodendrogliomas come from oligodendrocytes, one of the types of cells that make up the supportive, or glial, tissue of the brain. They can be low-grade

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Oligoastrocytoma

Oligoastrocytomas belong to a group of brain tumors called “gliomas.” Gliomas are tumors that come from the glial, or supportive, cells of the brain. There

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