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Gene Therapy for Neurological Disorders Chapter 13 ISBN-10 : 0-8247-2847-5( Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0-8247-2847-2(Hardcover)


In the United States, approximately 17,000 people per year are diagnosed with brain tumors, the leading cause of death from cancers in children ages 1-15 year (1,2). Gliomas are the most prevalent type of brain tumors in adults, affecting 3.2/100,000 persons/yr in the United States ( In spite of advances in surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy, the mean survival time of patients post-diagnosis remains approximately 9-12 months.