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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Fahimeh Shojaei, M.D.

Overview

Common risk factors in the development of astrocytoma include environmental factors such as vinyl chloride, phenols, organic solvents, pesticides, formaldehyde, lubricating fluids, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and past radiation therapy to the brain and genetic diseases such as neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis, Li-Fraumeni syndrome, nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome, Turcot syndrome and melanoma-astrocytoma syndrome. Less common risk factors include blood group A, previous head trauma, history of meningitis, history of epilepsy.

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