Incidence trends in high-grade primary brain tumors in males and females

  • Authors:
    • Jonas Nilsson
    • Georg Holgersson
    • Tobias Carlsson
    • Roger Henriksson
    • Stefan Bergström
    • Michael Bergqvist
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  • Published online on: February 23, 2017     https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2017.5770
  • Pages: 2831-2837
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Abstract

The focus of the present review is to investigate whether there is a variation in the incidence rates between male and female patients with high‑grade primary brain tumors and if there are altered incidence rates associated with the time at which they were diagnosed. Previous studies identified in internationally peer‑reviewed journals were identified using a systematic search of the PubMed database. Due to the difficulties in data interpretation, studies that exclusively included patient data classified prior to the 2nd edition of the World Health Organization histological classification system of brain tumors were excluded. The overall incidence rates and incidence trends of male and female patients were analyzed separately. The mean age‑adjusted overall incidence rate in the male population was 1.27 per 100,000 compared with 0.89 per 100,000 in the female population. The variance between the two genders differed and a Wilcoxon rank‑sum test indicated that there was no significant difference in the incidence rate of high‑grade primary brain tumors between males and females (P=0.3658). Furthermore, there was no significant difference in incidence rate trend between 1996‑2004 and 2005‑2010 for male or female populations (P=0.101 and P=0.472, respectively). The results from the present systematic review did not demonstrate a significant difference in incidence rate between the two genders. Therefore, the results from the current study are considered to be preliminary and further studies are required to elucidate this issue.

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Nilsson, J., Holgersson, G., Carlsson, T., Henriksson, R., Bergström, S., & Bergqvist, M. (2017). Incidence trends in high-grade primary brain tumors in males and females. Oncology Letters, 13, 2831-2837. https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2017.5770
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Nilsson, J., Holgersson, G., Carlsson, T., Henriksson, R., Bergström, S., Bergqvist, M."Incidence trends in high-grade primary brain tumors in males and females". Oncology Letters 13.4 (2017): 2831-2837.
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Nilsson, J., Holgersson, G., Carlsson, T., Henriksson, R., Bergström, S., Bergqvist, M."Incidence trends in high-grade primary brain tumors in males and females". Oncology Letters 13, no. 4 (2017): 2831-2837. https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2017.5770