(2) Cancer; benign brain-related tumors (A) In general For purposes of paragraph (1), the conditions referred to in this paragraph are the following: (i) Each form of in-situ and invasive cancer (with the exception of basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin), including malignant brain-related tumors. (ii) Benign brain-related tumors. (B) Brain-related tumor For purposes of subparagraph (A): (i) The term “brain-related tumor” means a listed primary tumor (whether malignant or benign) occurring in any of the following sites: (I) The brain, meninges, spinal cord, cauda equina, a cranial nerve or nerves, or any other part of the central nervous system. (II) The pituitary gland, pineal gland, or craniopharyngeal duct. (ii) The term “listed”, with respect to a primary tumor, means a primary tumor that is listed in the International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (commonly referred to as the ICD–O). (iii) The term “International Classification of Diseases for Oncology” means a classification system that includes topography (site) information and histology (cell type information) developed by the World Health Organization, in collaboration with international centers, to promote international comparability in the collection, classification, processing, and presentation of cancer statistics. The ICD–O system is a supplement to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (commonly known as the ICD) and is the standard coding system used by cancer registries worldwide. Such term includes any modification made to such system for purposes of the United States. Such term further includes any published classification system that is internationally recognized as a successor to the classification system referred to in the first sentence of this clause. (C) Statewide cancer registry References in this section to cancer registries shall be considered to be references to registries described in this subsection.


42 USC § 280e(a)(2)

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