What causes glioblastoma multiforme (GBM)?

Updated: Jul 01, 2019
  • Author: Jeffrey N Bruce, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert H Engelhard, III, MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS  more...
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Answer

The etiology of GBM is unknown in most cases. Suggested causes include the following:

  • Genetic factors

  • Cell phone use (controversial)

  • Head injury, N-nitroso compounds, occupational hazards, electromagnetic field exposure (inconclusive) [1]

  • Race

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