How does the incidence of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) vary geographically?

Updated: Jul 01, 2019
  • Author: Jeffrey N Bruce, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert H Engelhard, III, MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS  more...
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Overall incidence is very similar among countries (see International). Glioblastoma multiformes are slightly more common in the United States, Scandinavia, and Israel than in Asia. This may reflect differences in genetics, diagnosis and the healthcare system, and reporting practices.


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