Brain Tumor Quick Facts

Brain Tumor Quick Facts

  • #1 cancer cause of death of children in the United States

  • Approximately 4,600 children are diagnosed annually

  • Nearly 30% of all children diagnosed with a brain tumor will die

  • First line chemotherapy for the most common form of pediatric brian cancer has remained unchaged for nearly 30 years

  • Less than 4 percent of the National Cancer Institute's research investments are spend on childhood cancer

  • 12 children are diagnosed with a brain tumor daily

  • Over 300 types of primary brain tumors, which complicates treatment options

  • Pediatric brain cancer accounts for 23% of all pediatric cancers in the United States