Meningiomas are common human brain tumors usually of benign nature. These brain tumors derive from arachnoidal cells associated with brain meninges. The etiology of incidental meningiomas is unknown. A predisposing factor is ionizing radiation. Some genetic syndromes like neurofibromatosis type 2 are associated with meningiomas. Here we highlight the clinical needs and review recent progress made in the field of genomics and proteomics. Finally, we focus on minichromosome maintenance proteins as potential novel markers for early diagnosis of meningioma.
|Title of host publication
|Tumors of the Central Nervous System, Volume 7
|Subtitle of host publication
|Meningiomas and Schwannomas
|Number of pages
|Published - Jan 1 2012
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