Tumours of the central nervous system (CNS)
Primary tumours of the central nervous system (CNS-tumours) originate in the brain or the spinal cord. With about 410 newly diagnosed paediatric patients in Germany per year, CNS-tumours are the most common solid tumours. Following leukaemias, they account (with about 23%) for the second most frequent childhood cancer. There are many types of primary brain tumours, such as low-grade or high-grade gliomas, medulloblastomas, and ependymomas. Here, you will find information on primary brain tumours. Other pages will offer information on CNS metastases of other cancers.