- •Malignant central nervous system tumours incidence in adolescents and young adults in Southern and Eastern Europe was higher compared to the US.
- •Variable temporal trends were recorded mainly attributed to the improvement of cancer registration.
- •Astrocytomas comprised half of malignant central nervous system tumours in both regions.
- •A male preponderance and an increasing incidence with age were similarly recorded in both regions.
- •The high proportion of unspecified cases necessitates the optimisation of cancer registration in Southern and Eastern Europe.
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